1988 in Brazilian football

The following article presents a summary of the 1988 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 87th season of competitive football in the country.

Football in Brazil
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Campeonato Brasileiro Série AEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Grêmio 1-0 Flamengo 0-0 1-0
Sport 1-1 Bahia 1-1 0-0 (0-0 after extra time)
Fluminense 4-2 Vasco da Gama 1-0 1-2 (2-0 after extra time)
Cruzeiro 0-2 Internacional 0-0 0-2

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Grêmio 1-2 Internacional 0-0 1-2
Fluminense 1-2 Bahia 0-0 1-2

FinalEdit

Bahia2–1Internacional

Internacional0–0Bahia

Bahia declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions by aggregate score of 2-1.

RelegationEdit

The four worst placed teams in the first stage, which are Bangu, Santa Cruz, Criciúma and América-RJ, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série BEdit

Pos Team Pld W PKW PKL L GF GA GD Pts
1   Inter de Limeira 6 2 3 0 1 7 6 +1 12
2   Náutico 6 2 2 1 1 6 5 +1 11
3   Ponte Preta 6 3 0 2 1 10 6 +4 11
4   Americano 6 0 0 2 4 2 8 −6 2

Internacional-SP declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions.

PromotionEdit

The two best placed teams in the final stage of the competition, which are Internacional-SP and Náutico, were promoted to the following year's first level.

RelegationEdit

The worst placed team in each one of the four groups in the first stage, which are Treze, Rio Branco-ES, Uberlândia, and Pelotas, were relegated to the following year's third level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série CEdit

Third StageEdit

Group 19
Pos Team Pld W PKW PKL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Esportivo-MG 4 2 1 0 1 9 2 +7 8 Advanced to the final
2 Botafogo-PB 4 2 0 0 2 5 7 −2 6
3 Lagarto-SE 4 1 0 1 2 2 7 −5 4
Group 20
Pos Team Pld W PKW PKL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 União São João 4 2 0 1 1 5 3 +2 7 Advanced to the final
2 Marcílio Dias 4 2 0 0 2 4 4 0 6
3 Tiradentes-DF 4 1 1 0 2 3 5 −2 5
Source: rsssfbrasil.com
Rules for classification: 3 points for victory, 2 points for victory on penalties, 1 point for defeat on penalties.

FinalEdit


Esportivo-MG1–1União São João

União São João2–2Esportivo-MG

União São João declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C champions by aggregate score of 3-3 due to better season record.

PromotionEdit

The champion and the runner-up, which are União São João and Esportivo-MG, were promoted to the following year's first level.

State championship championsEdit

State Champion State Champion
Acre Rio Branco-AC Paraíba Botafogo-PB
Alagoas CSA Paraná Atlético Paranaense
Amapá Amapá Pernambuco Sport Recife
Amazonas Rio Negro Piauí Flamengo-PI
Bahia Bahia Rio de Janeiro Vasco
Ceará Ferroviário Rio Grande do Norte América-RN
Distrito Federal Tiradentes-DF Rio Grande do Sul Grêmio
Espírito Santo Ibiraçu Rondônia not disputed
Goiás Atlético Goianiense Roraima Baré
Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa Santa Catarina Avaí
Mato Grosso Mixto São Paulo Corinthians
Mato Grosso do Sul Operário Sergipe Confiança
Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro Tocantins -
Pará Tuna Luso

Youth competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Copa São Paulo de Juniores Nacional-SP
Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores Atlético Mineiro

Other competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Torneio de Integração da Amazônia Trem

Brazilian clubs in international competitionsEdit

Team Copa Libertadores 1988 Supercopa Sudamericana 1988
Cruzeiro Did not qualify Runner-up
Flamengo Did not qualify Quarterfinals
Grêmio Did not qualify Quarterfinals
Guarani Second round Did not qualify
Santos Did not qualify Round of 16
Sport Recife Group stage Did not qualify

Brazil national teamEdit

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazil national football team in official competitions and friendly matches during 1988.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
July 7, 1988   Australia W 1-0 Romário Australia Bicentenary Gold Cup
July 10, 1988   Argentina D 0-0 - Australia Bicentenary Gold Cup
July 13, 1988   Saudi Arabia W 4-1 Geovani (2), Jorginho, Edmar Australia Bicentenary Gold Cup
July 17, 1988   Australia W 2-0 Romário, Müller Australia Bicentenary Gold Cup
July 28, 1988   Norway D 1-1 Edmar International Friendly
July 31, 1988   Sweden D 1-1 Jorginho International Friendly
August 3, 1988   Austria W 2-0 Edmar, Andrade International Friendly
October 12, 1988   Belgium W 2-1 Geovani (2) International Friendly

Women's footballEdit

National teamEdit

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazil women's national football team in official competitions and friendly matches during 1988.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
June 1, 1988   Australia L 0–1 - FIFA Invitational World Cup
June 3, 1988   Norway D 2–1 unavailable FIFA Invitational World Cup
June 5, 1988   Thailand W 9–0 unavailable FIFA Invitational World Cup
June 8, 1988   Netherlands W 2–1 unavailable FIFA Invitational World Cup
June 10, 1988   Norway L 1–2 unavailable FIFA Invitational World Cup
June 12, 1988   China D 0–0 - FIFA Invitational World Cup

Domestic competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Campeonato Carioca Radar

ReferencesEdit