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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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