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Saison




1st Phase:



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Format:



12 teams, each plays the others once - for a total of 11 games each, over 11 game weeks.





Scoring points:



3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.





Table order:



1. points won; 2. games won; 3. total goal difference; 4. total goals scored; 5. points in the most recent head-to-head matches (if more than 2 teams are tied) or match (if 2 teams are tied); 6. lesser number of red cards received; 7. lesser number of yellow cards received; 8. draw.





Qualification for the Final Stages:



1-8 place: qualify for the Final Stages





Relegation from the league:



10-12 place: relegated to 2018 Gaucho 2





Promotion to the league:



1 team from 2017 Gaucho 2







Final Stages:



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Format:



8 teams from the 1st Phase contest the 2017 Gaucho 1 champion in a knockout format.





Quarter-finals:



Teams are paired according to their 1st Phase standings:



1st vs 8th (match 1);



2nd vs 7th (match 2);



3rd vs 6th (match 3);



4th vs 5th (match 4).



Winners are decided over one leg, with penalties if score is level after regular time.



The teams with higher 1st Phase placing are hosts.





Semi-finals:



Teams are paired as follows:



winner match 1 vs winner match 4;



winner match 2 vs winner match 3.



Winners are decided over two legs.



The teams with better record from the 1st Phase and Quarter-finals combined host the second legs.





Final:



The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming 2017 Gaucho 1 champion.



Winner is decided over two legs.



The team with the better record from the 1st Phase, Quarter-finals and Semi-finals combined hosts the second leg.





Tie-breakers for the knockout matches over two legs:



1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. away goals, 3. penalties.





Qualification for Serie D:



champion: qualifies for 2017 Serie D



* - if the champion is participating in 2017 Serie A, Serie B, Serie C or Serie D, the best placed team that isn't already assured participation in Serie a, Serie B, Serie C or Serie D qualifies instead.





Qualification for Copa do Brasil:



champion: qualifies for 2018 Copa do Brasil



vice-champion: qualifies for 2018 Copa do Brasil



3 place: qualifies for 2018 Copa do Brasil




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