Tournament Frequency: annual
Dates: April 3rd to November 27th.
Number of teams: 86
One of the most important and traditional tournaments in Brazil.
The format of the competition consists in 86 clubs playing a knock out
system, where its champion qualifies to play Copa Libertadores of the
following year. In 2013, all top Brazilian teams will play the
competition again, even the ones that will play Copa Libertadores. Since
2001, the qualified teams to Copa Libertadores couldn't play Copa do