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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:

11-12 place: relegated to Gaucho 2



Promotion to the league:

2 teams from Gaucho 2





Final Stages:

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Format:

8 teams from the 1st Phase contest the 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 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 Serie D

* - if the champion is participating in 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: Copa do Brasil

vice-champion: Copa do Brasil

3 place: Copa do Brasil


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