2008 in Brazilian football

The following article presents a summary of the 2008 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 107th season of competitive football in the country.

Football in Brazil
Season2008
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Campeonato Brasileiro Série AEdit

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 2008 began on May 10, 2008, and concluded on December 7, 2008.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 São Paulo 38 21 12 5 66 36 +30 75 Copa Libertadores 2009
2 Grêmio 38 21 9 8 59 35 +24 72
3 Cruzeiro 38 21 4 13 59 44 +15 67
4 Palmeiras 38 19 8 11 55 45 +10 65
5 Flamengo 38 18 10 10 67 48 +19 64 Copa Sudamericana 2009
6 Internacional 38 15 9 14 48 47 +1 54
7 Botafogo 38 15 8 15 51 44 +7 53
8 Goiás 38 14 11 13 57 47 +10 53
9 Coritiba 38 14 11 13 55 48 +7 53
10 Vitória 38 15 7 16 48 44 +4 52
11 Sport 38 14 10 14 48 45 +3 52 Copa Libertadores 2009[a]
12 Atlético Mineiro 38 12 12 14 50 61 −11 48 Copa Sudamericana 2009
13 Atlético Paranaense 38 12 9 17 45 54 −9 45
14 Fluminense 38 11 12 15 49 48 +1 45
15 Santos 38 11 12 15 44 53 −9 45
16 Náutico 38 11 11 16 44 54 −10 44
17 Figueirense 38 11 11 16 49 72 −23 44 Relegation to Série B
18 Vasco da Gama 38 11 7 20 56 72 −16 40
19 Portuguesa 38 9 11 18 48 70 −22 38
20 Ipatinga 38 9 8 21 37 66 −29 35
Source: rsssfbrasil.com[1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Internacional qualified for the Copa Sudamericana 2009 as holders.

São Paulo declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions.

RelegationEdit

The four worst placed teams, which are Figueirense, Vasco da Gama, Portuguesa and Ipatinga, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série BEdit

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série B 2008 began on May 9, 2008, and concluded on November 29, 2008.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Corinthians 38 25 10 3 79 29 +50 85 Promotion to Série A 2009
2 Santo André 38 19 11 8 71 45 +26 68
3 Avaí 38 18 13 7 71 40 +31 67
4 Barueri 38 20 3 15 58 55 +3 63
5 Ponte Preta 38 17 7 14 54 46 +8 58
6 Vila Nova 38 17 7 14 57 55 +2 58
7 Bragantino 38 16 9 13 47 41 +6 57
8 Juventude 38 16 8 14 51 48 +3 56
9 São Caetano 38 14 12 12 61 55 +6 54
10 Bahia 38 14 10 14 47 65 −18 52
11 Paraná 38 14 7 17 49 54 −5 49
12 Ceará 38 12 13 13 52 50 +2 49
13 ABC 38 12 12 14 55 57 −2 48
14 Brasiliense 38 13 8 17 56 64 −8 47
15 América de Natal 38 12 10 16 46 51 −5 46
16 Fortaleza 38 12 9 17 56 56 0 45
17 Marília 38 11 12 15 47 60 −13 45 Relegation to Série C 2009
18 Criciúma 38 11 8 19 40 54 −14 41
19 Gama 38 9 8 21 37 72 −35 35
20 CRB 38 5 9 24 35 72 −37 24

Corinthians declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions.

PromotionEdit

The four best placed teams, which are Corinthians, Santo André, Avaí and Barueri, were promoted to the following year's first level.

RelegationEdit

The four worst placed teams, which are Marília, Criciúma, Gama and CRB, were relegated to the following year's third level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série CEdit

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série C 2008 began on July 6, 2008, and concluded on November 23, 2008.

Final stage
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Atlético Goianiense (P) 14 9 2 3 35 10 +25 29
2   Guarani (P) 14 6 3 5 25 22 +3 21
3   Campinense (P) 14 5 6 3 19 20 −1 21
4   Duque de Caxias (P) 14 5 3 6 27 31 −4 18
5   Águia de Marabá 14 5 3 6 20 24 −4 18
6   Brasil 14 5 2 7 17 21 −4 17
7   Confiança 14 5 2 7 23 33 −10 17
8   Rio Branco 14 5 1 8 25 30 −5 16
Source:[citation needed]
(P) Promoted to Série B 2009

Atlético Goianiense declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C champions.

PromotionEdit

The four best placed teams in the final stage of the competition, which are Atlético Goianiense, Guarani, Campinense and Duque de Caxias, were promoted to the following year's second level.

Copa do BrasilEdit

The Copa do Brasil 2008 began on February 14, 2008, and ended on June 11, 2008. The Copa do Brasil final was played between Corinthians and Sport.


Corinthians3–1Sport

Sport2–0Corinthians

Sport won on away goals after 3-3 in aggregate score.

State championship championsEdit

State Champion
  Acre Rio Branco
  Alagoas CSA
  Amapá Cristal
  Amazonas Holanda
  Bahia Vitória
  Ceará Fortaleza
  Distrito Federal Brasiliense
  Espírito Santo Serra
  Goiás Itumbiara
  Maranhão Moto Club
  Mato Grosso Mixto
  Mato Grosso do Sul Ivinhema
  Minas Gerais Cruzeiro
  Pará Remo
  Paraíba Campinense
  Paraná Coritiba
  Pernambuco Sport
  Piauí Barras
  Rio de Janeiro Flamengo
  Rio Grande do Norte ABC
  Rio Grande do Sul Internacional
  Rondônia Ulbra
  Roraima Roraima
  Santa Catarina Figueirense
  São Paulo Palmeiras
  Sergipe Confiança
  Tocantins Tocantins

Youth competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-20 Grêmio
Copa 2 de Julho Internacional
Copa Brasil Sub-17 (Copa Nacional do Espírito Santo Sub-17)(1) Vasco
Copa Macaé de Juvenis Cruzeiro
Copa Santiago de Futebol Juvenil Grêmio
Copa São Paulo de Juniores Figueirense
Copa Sub-17 de Promissão Figueirense
Porto Seguro Cup Santos (June edition)
Internacional (November edition)
Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores Grêmio

(1) The Copa Nacional do Espírito Santo Sub-17, between 2008 and 2012, was named Copa Brasil Sub-17. The similar named Copa do Brasil Sub-17 is organized by the Brazilian Football Confederation and it was first played in 2013.

Other competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Campeonato Paulista do Interior Grêmio Barueri
Copa Espírito Santo Rio Branco-ES
Copa Governador do Mato Grosso Araguaia
Copa Integração Icasa
Copa Lupi Martins Pelotas
Copa Paraná Londrina
Copa Paulista de Futebol Atlético Sorocaba
Copa Peregrino Botafogo
Copa Pernambuco Santa Cruz
Copa Rio Nova Iguaçu
Copa Santa Catarina Brusque
Recopa Sul-Brasileira Brusque
Taça Minas Gerais Tupi

Brazilian clubs in international competitionsEdit

Team Copa Libertadores 2008 Copa Sudamericana 2008
Atlético Mineiro Did not qualify First stage
eliminated by
  Botafogo
Atlético Paranaense Did not qualify Round of 16
eliminated by
  Guadalajara
Botafogo Did not qualify Quarterfinals
eliminated by
  Estudiantes
Cruzeiro Round of 16
eliminated by
  Boca Juniors
Did not qualify
Flamengo Round of 16
eliminated by
  América
Did not qualify
Fluminense Runner-up
lost to
  LDU Quito
Did not qualify
Grêmio Did not qualify First stage
eliminated by
  Internacional
Internacional Did not qualify Champions
defeated
  Estudiantes
Palmeiras Did not qualify Quarterfinals
eliminated by
  Argentinos Jrs.
Santos Quarterfinals
eliminated by
  América
Did not qualify
São Paulo Quarterfinals
eliminated by
  Fluminense
First stage
eliminated by
  Atl. Paranaense
Vasco Did not qualify First stage
eliminated by
  Palmeiras

Brazil national teamEdit

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazil national football team in official competitions and friendly matches during 2008.

Date City Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
February 6, 2008   Dublin   Republic of Ireland W 1–0 Robinho International Friendly
March 26, 2008   London   Sweden W 1–0 Pato International Friendly
May 31, 2008   Seattle   Canada W 3–2 Diego, Fabiano, Robinho International Friendly
June 6, 2008   Boston   Venezuela L 0–2 - International Friendly
June 15, 2008   Asunción   Paraguay L 0–2 - World Cup Qualifying
June 18, 2008   Belo Horizonte   Argentina D 0–0 - World Cup Qualifying
September 7, 2008   Santiago   Chile W 3–0 Fabiano (2), Robinho World Cup Qualifying
September 10, 2008   Rio de Janeiro   Bolivia D 0–0 - World Cup Qualifying
October 12, 2008   San Cristóbal   Venezuela W 4–0 Kaká, Robinho (2), Adriano World Cup Qualifying
October 15, 2008   Rio de Janeiro   Colombia D 0–0 - World Cup Qualifying
November 19, 2008   Brasília   Portugal W 6–2 Fabiano (3), Maicon, Elano, Adriano International Friendly

TBD = to be decided

Women's footballEdit

Brazil women's national football teamEdit

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazil women's national football team in official competitions and friendly matches during 2008.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
April 19, 2008   Ghana W 5–1 Marta, Cristiane Silva (2), Aline Pellegrino, Rosana Olympics Qualifying
June 15, 2008   Italy W 2–1 Érika, Maurine Peace Queen Cup
June 17, 2008   United States L 0–1 - Peace Queen Cup
June 19, 2008   Australia L 0–1 - Peace Queen Cup
July 10, 2008   Canada D 1–1 Raquel II International Friendly
July 13, 2008   United States L 0–1 - International Friendly
July 16, 2008   United States L 0–1 - International Friendly
July 24, 2008   Umeå W 2–0 Fabiana II, Cristiane Silva International Friendly (unofficial match)
July 27, 2008   Umeå/   Finland Combined Team W 4–0 Rosana, Marta, Pretinha, Cristiane Silva International Friendly (unofficial match)
August 6, 2008   Germany D 0–0 - Summer Olympics
August 9, 2008   South Korea W 2–1 Daniela Alves, Marta Summer Olympics
August 12, 2008   Nigeria W 3–1 Cristiane Silva (3) Summer Olympics
August 15, 2008   Norway W 2–1 Daniela Alves, Marta Summer Olympics
August 18, 2008   Germany W 4–1 Formiga, Cristiane Silva (2), Marta Summer Olympics
August 21, 2008   United States L 0–1 - Summer Olympics

The Brazil women's national football team competed in the following competitions in 2008:

Competition Performance
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Group stage
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Quarter-finals
Peace Queen Cup Group stage
Summer Olympics Runner-up

Copa do Brasil de Futebol FemininoEdit

The Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino 2008 began on November 1, 2008, and concluded on December 17, 2008. The Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino final was played between Santos and Sport.


Sport1–3Santos

Santos3–0Sport

Santos declared as the cup champions by aggregate score of 6–1.

Other domestic competition championsEdit

Competition Champion
Campeonato Carioca Campo Grande
Campeonato Paulista Botucatu

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brazil 2008 Championship - First Level (Série A)". RSSSF Brazil. January 3, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2015.
  2. ^ Despite losing points and fees, Duque de Caxias are clear to play Campeonato Brasileiro next year[permanent dead link] (in Portuguese)