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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.