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Sezon


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 head-to-head matches; 6. lesser number of red cards received; 7. lesser number of yellow cards received; 8. draw.



Qualification for Copa do Brasil:

1-3 place: qualifies for 2017 Copa do Brasil



Qualification for the Final Stages:

1-8 place: qualify for the Final Stages



Relegation from the league:

11-12 place: relegated to Mineiro 2



Promotion to the league:

2 teams from Mineiro 2





Final Stages:

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Format:

8 teams contest the Mineiro 1 champion in a knockout format.



Quarter-finals:

Teams are paired according to their 1st Phase standings:

1st vs 8th;

2nd vs 7th;

3rd vs 6th;

4th vs 5th.

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

The teams with better 1st Phase placing are hosts.



Semi-finals:

Teams are paired according to their 1st Phase standings:

best placed vs worst placed;

second best placed vs third best placed

Winners are decided over two legs.

The teams with higher 1st Phase placing choose hosting order.



Final:

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

Winner is decided over two legs.

The team with higher 1st Phase placing chooses hosting order.



Tie-breakers for the knockout matches over two legs:

1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. higher 1st Phase placing.



Qualification for Serie D:

champion and vice champion: qualify 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.