And so the thing may be happening. There've been talks about this for a couple of years now, but it seems it may be happening next year. The idea is that the cup is played between February and October/November, incluiding all the teams from the different divisions, supposedly it was going to begin in 2009 and finish in 2010, possibly with the final being played on May 25th to celebrate the Bicentenario, Grondona himself claimed the idea existed, but complications with scheduling didn't make it possible. Some also tie this cup with the likely return of "long tournaments", and some go as far as claiming that how would each round be played is already decided. Now you are probably wondering "Return? Did such a thing exist before?", well yes it did the Argentine Cup had two editions, in 1969 and 1970, the one in 1970, went as far as playing the first leg of the final(San Lorenzo and Vélez tied 2-2), but the return leg was never played, thus declared "deserted", the 1969 one was won by Boca Juniors, the winner would qualify to the old Recopa Sudamericana(Unrelated to the present competition of the same name), as Boca had already qualified to the Libertadores, the runner-up Atlanta qualified to the Recopa instead. This is how the 1969 edition was played(River, Vélez and Estudiantes were excluded due international duties): Round of 32 CA Atlanta vs. CA Central Norte -1st leg: 0-1; 2nd leg: 3-0; Aggr.: 3-1 ACD Altos Hornos Zapla vs. Club Almagro -1st leg: 2-2; 2nd leg: 1-0; Aggr.: 3-2 CA San Lorenzo de Almagro vs. CA Américo Tesorieri -1st leg: 5-0; 2nd leg: 3-1; Aggr.: 8-1 AA Argentinos Juniors vs. CS Belgrano -1st leg: 1-0; 2nd leg: 1-1; Aggr.: 2-1 CA Lanús vs. Lipton FC -1st leg: 4-1; 2nd leg: 5-3; Aggr.: 9-4 CD Guarani Antonio Franco vs. Gimnasia LP -1st leg: 2-0; 2nd leg: 4-4; Aggr.: 6-4 CA Rosario Central vs. Quilmes AC -1st leg: 3-2; 2nd leg: 4-0; Aggr.: 7-2 CA Newell's Old Boys vs. CA Banfield -1st leg: 0-1; 2nd leg: 3-1; Aggr.: 3-2 CA Colón vs. CD Morón -1st leg: 1-1; 2nd leg: 3-2; Aggr.: 4-3 CA Independiente vs. CA Unión -1st leg: 4-2; 2nd leg: 1-1; Aggr.: 5-3 CA Huracán vs. CA Sporting de Punta Alta -1st leg: 2-1; 2nd leg: 1-1; Aggr.: 3-2 CA Platense vs. CA All Boys -1st leg: 1-0; 2nd leg: 1-0: Aggr.: 2-0 CA Boca Juniors vs. CA Tucumán -1st leg: 3-2; 2nd leg: 0-0; Aggr.: 3-2 CA Sarmiento* vs. CA Los Andes -1st leg: 2-0; 2nd leg: 0-1; Aggr.: 2-1 CA Chacarita Juniors vs. CD Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba 1st leg: 3-1; 2nd leg: 0-1; Aggr.: 3-2 Racing Club vs. CA Los Andes(SJ)** 1st leg: 2-1; 2nd leg: 1-1; Aggr.: 3-2 Round of 16 CA Atlanta vs. ACD Altos Hornos Zapla -1st leg: 3-0; 2nd leg: 2-1; Aggr.: 5-1 CA San Lorenzo de Almagro vs. AA Argentinos Juniors -1st leg: 1-0; 2nd leg: 3-0; Aggr.: 4-0 CA Lanús vs. CD Guarani Antonio Franco -1st leg: 4-0; 2nd leg: 3-4; Aggr.: 7-4 CA Rosario Central vs. CA Newell's Old Boys -1st leg: 0-0; 2nd leg: 3-2; Aggr.: 3-2 CA Colón vs. CA Independiente -1st leg: 1-3; 2nd leg: 5-1; Aggr.: 6-4 CA Huracán vs. CA Platense -1st leg: 2-4; 2nd leg: 3-0; Aggr.: 5-4 CA Boca Juniors vs. CA Sarmiento* -1st leg: 3-1; 2nd leg: 4-2; Aggr.: 7-3 CA Chacarita Juniors vs. Racing Club -1st leg: 3-1; 2nd leg: 2-2; Aggr.: 5-3 Quarter Finals CA Atlanta vs. CA San Lorenzo de Almagro -1st leg: 3-0; 2nd leg: 2-1; Aggr.: 5-1 CA Rosario Central vs. CA Lanús -1st leg: 2-0; 2nd leg: 3-1; Aggr.: 5-1 CA Colón vs. CA Huracán -1st leg: 1-0; 2nd leg: 2-3; Aggr.: 3-3-PK: 3-2 CA Boca Juniors vs. CA Chacarita Juniors -1st leg: 0-1; 2nd leg: 3-1; Aggr.: 3-2 Semi Finals CA Atlanta vs. CA Rosario Central -1st leg: 2-1; 2nd leg: 2-1; Aggr.: 4-2 CA Boca Juniors vs. CA Colón -1st leg: 5-0; 2nd leg: 1-0; Aggr.: 6-0 Final CA Boca Juniors vs. CA Atlanta -1st leg: 3-1; 2nd leg: 0-1; Aggr.: 3-2 Of course today the tournament would likely have notable differences, for one the old one consisted of 32 teams, mixing first and second division ones, today we're talking of over 150 teams, unlike it was back then the first division sides would enter on later rounds, also it's strange the scheduling for the cup since it doesn't seem to match the league season, and also the winner of this compeition would qualify to the Libertadores. An interesting thing is that a competition with the same name already exists in Argentina which is the Argentine Cup of Basketball(Which involves teams of the LNB and the TNA, the first and second division of Basketball respectively). In my opinion there're certain issues with the possibility of this cup being played again: 1- The main problem is that i don't think the cup should thought of being played again until the international cups schedule is rearranged(if such ever happens) because as it is the schedule is quite congested as it is right now for first division sides. 2- If such thing is solved, to further avoid schedule congestion, they should play single leg matches instead of two legged matches like in the past(as of yet i'm unaware what's AFA planning on this sense). 3- Either way the schedule doesn't look fine, it should fit the league season calendar. 4- Like bringing back long tournaments bringing this to me isn't far from being smoke, i believe the biggest change that should be addressed is removing the retarded branching that exists from the Third Division to the bottom. *: This Club Atlético Sarmiento is from La Banda, Santiago Del Estero, shouldn't be confused with the club of the same name from Junín, Buenos Aires. **: The Club Atlético Los Andes from San Juan, shouldn't be confused with the one from Lomas de Zámora, Buenos Aires, though both played on this competition.