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The 2015 Copa do Brasil (officially the 2015 Copa Sadia do Brasil for sponsorship reasons)[3] was the 27th edition of the Copa do Brasil football competition. The competition was contested by 87 teams, either qualified through participitating their respective state championships (71), by the CBF Rankings (10) or those qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores (5) and the team with the best 2014 Série A record (excluding those qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores). Those 6 clubs entered the competition in the 4th stage. The best six teams of the 2014 Brazilian Championship eliminated until the third round qualified for the 2015 Copa Sudamericana.

2015 Copa do Brasil
Copa do Brasil 2015 logo.png
Official logo.
Country Brazil
Dates8 February – 2 December[1][2]
Teams87
ChampionsSão Paulo (state) Palmeiras (3rd title)
Runners-upSão Paulo (state) Santos
Matches played158
Goals scored417 (2.64 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Brazil Gabriel
(8 goals)
2014
2016

The competition was won by Palmeiras, who earned their third title by defeating fellow São Paulo club Santos in a penalty shootout.

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FormatEdit

The competition is a single elimination knockout tournament featuring two-legged ties. In the first two rounds, if the away team wins the first match by 2 or more goals, it progresses straight to the next round avoiding the second leg. The away goals rule is also used in the Copa do Brasil, but this edition will be the first to not feature that rule in the finals.[4] The winner qualifies for the 2016 Copa Libertadores.

Qualified TeamsEdit

The teams (in bold) are qualified directly for the Fourth Stage (Round of 16).

Association Team (Berth) Qualification method
  Acre
2 berths
Rio Branco 2014 Campeonato Acreano champions
Atlético Acreano 2014 Campeonato Acreano runners-up
  Alagoas
3+1 berths
Coruripe 2014 Campeonato Alagoano champions
CRB 2014 Campeonato Alagoano runners-up
Murici 2014 Campeonato Alagoano first stage winners
ASA 10th best placed team in 2015 CBF-Ranking not already qualified
  Amapá
1 berth
Santos 2014 Campeonato Amapaense champions
  Amazonas
2 berths
Nacional 2014 Campeonato Amazonense champions
Princesa do Solimões 2014 Campeonato Amazonense runners-up
  Bahia
3+1 berths
Bahia 2014 Campeonato Baiano champions
Jacuipense 2014 Campeonato Baiano first stage runners-up
Vitória da Conquista 2014 Copa Governador do Estado da Bahia champions
Vitória 2nd best placed team in 2015 CBF-Ranking not already qualified
  Ceará
3 berths
Ceará 2014 Campeonato Cearense champions
Fortaleza 2014 Campeonato Cearense first stage winners
Icasa 2014 Copa Fares Lopes champions
  Federal District
2 berths
Luziânia 2014 Campeonato Brasiliense champions
Brasília 2014 Campeonato Brasiliense runners-up
  Espírito Santo
2 berths
Estrela do Norte 2014 Campeonato Capixaba champions
Real Noroeste 2014 Copa Espírito Santo champions
  Goiás
3 berths
Atlético Goianiense 2014 Campeonato Goiano champions
Goiás 2014 Campeonato Goiano runners-up
Anapolina 2014 Campeonato Goiano 3rd place
  Maranhão
2 berths
Sampaio Corrêa 2014 Campeonato Maranhense champions
Moto Club 2014 Campeonato Maranhense runners-up
  Mato Grosso
3 berths
Cuiabá 2014 Campeonato Mato-Grossense champions
Luverdense 2014 Campeonato Mato-Grossense runners-up
Operário 2014 Campeonato Mato-Grossense 3rd place
  Mato Grosso do Sul 2 berths CENE 2014 Campeonato Sul-Mato-Grossense champions
Águia Negra 2014 Campeonato Sul-Mato-Grossense runners-up
  Minas Gerais
4+2 berths
Cruzeiro 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Champions
Atlético Mineiro 2014 Copa do Brasil champions
América Mineiro 2014 Campeonato Mineiro 3rd place
Boa Esporte 2014 Campeonato Mineiro 4th place
Tupi 2014 Campeonato Mineiro 5th place
Villa Nova 2014 Campeonato Mineiro 6th place
  Pará
3 berths
Remo 2014 Campeonato Paraense champions
Paysandu 2014 Campeonato Paraense runners-up
Independente Tucuruí 2014 Campeonato Paraense 3rd place
  Paraíba
2 berths
Botafogo 2014 Campeonato Paraibano champions
Campinense 2014 Campeonato Paraibano runners-up
  Paraná
4+1 berths
Londrina 2014 Campeonato Paranaense champions
Maringá 2014 Campeonato Paranaense runners-up
Atlético Paranaense 2014 Campeonato Paranaense 3rd place
Coritiba 2014 Campeonato Paranaense 4th place
Paraná 8th best placed team in 2015 CBF-Ranking not already qualified
  Pernambuco
3 berths
Sport 2014 Campeonato Pernambucano champions
Náutico 2014 Campeonato Pernambucano runners-up
Salgueiro 2014 Campeonato Pernambucano first stage winners
  Piauí
2 berths
Ríver 2014 Campeonato Piauiense champions
Piauí 2014 Campeonato Piauiense runners-up
  Rio de Janeiro
5+1+1 berths
Fluminense 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 6th place
Flamengo 2014 Campeonato Carioca champions
Vasco da Gama 2014 Campeonato Carioca runners-up
Cabofriense 2014 Campeonato Carioca 4th place
Boavista 2014 Campeonato Carioca 5th place
Madureira 2014 Copa Rio runners-up
Botafogo Best placed team in 2015 CBF-Ranking not already qualified
  Rio Grande do Norte
3+1 berths
América de Natal 2014 Campeonato Potiguar champions
Globo 2014 Campeonato Potiguar runners-up
Alecrim 2014 Campeonato Potiguar 3rd place
ABC 4th best placed team in 2015 CBF-Ranking not already qualified
  Rio Grande do Sul
4+1 berths
Internacional 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 3rd place
Grêmio 2014 Campeonato Gaúcho runners-up
Brasil de Pelotas 2014 Campeonato Gaúcho 3rd place
Caxias 2014 Campeonato Gaúcho 4th place
Lajeadense 2014 Copa FGF champions
  Rondônia
1 berth
Vilhena 2014 Campeonato Rondoniense champions
  Roraima
1 berth
São Raimundo 2014 Campeonato Roraimense champions
  Santa Catarina
3+2 berths
Figueirense 2014 Campeonato Catarinense champions
Joinville 2014 Campeonato Catarinense runners-up
Chapecoense 2014 Copa Santa Catarina champions
Criciúma 6th best placed team in 2015 CBF-Ranking not already qualified
Avaí 7th best placed team in 2015 CBF-Ranking not already qualified
  São Paulo
5+2+3 berths
São Paulo 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runners-up
Corinthians 2014 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 4th place
Ituano 2014 Campeonato Paulista champions
Santos 2014 Campeonato Paulista runners-up
Palmeiras 2014 Campeonato Paulista 3rd place
Capivariano 2014 Campeonato Paulista Série A2 champions
Santo André 2014 Copa Paulista champions
Ponte Preta 3rd best placed team in 2015 CBF-Ranking not already qualified
Portuguesa 5th best placed team in 2015 CBF-Ranking not already qualified
Bragantino 9th best placed team in 2015 CBF-Ranking not already qualified
  Sergipe
2 berths
Confiança 2014 Campeonato Sergipano champions
Amadense 2014 Copa Governo do Estado de Sergipe 3rd place
  Tocantins
1 berth
Interporto 2014 Campeonato Tocantinense champions

DrawEdit

A draw by CBF for the first round was held on December 16, 2014. The 81 qualified teams were divided in eight pots (A-H) with 10 teams each. They were divided based on the CBF Rankings and the matches were drawn from the respective confronts: A x E; B x F; C x G; D x H. The lower ranked teams of each match will host the first leg. Before the Round of 16 there will be another draw including the six teams directly qualified to the 4th round.[5][6]

Group A Group B Group C Group D

  Flamengo (3)
  Grêmio (4)
  Santos (5)
  Atlético Paranaense (10)
  Botafogo (11)
  Vasco da Gama (12)
  Palmeiras (13)
  Coritiba (14)
  Goiás (15)
  Bahia (16)

  Vitória (17)
  Ponte Preta (18)
  Ceará (19)
  Sport (20)
  Figueirense (21)
  Atlético Goianiense (22)
  ABC (23)
  Portuguesa (24)
  Criciúma (25)
  Náutico (26)

  Avaí (27)
  América de Natal (28)
  América Mineiro (29)
  Chapecoense (30)
  Paraná (31)
  Bragantino (32)
  Joinville (33)
  Paysandu (34)
  ASA (35)
  Boa Esporte (37)

  Luverdense (38)
  Icasa (40)
  Fortaleza (41)
  Sampaio Corrêa (42)
  CRB (47)
  Salgueiro (49)
  Caxias (51)
  Cuiabá (56)
  Madureira (58)
  Tupi (59)

Group E Group F Group G Group H

  Santo André (62)
  Nacional (63)
  Rio Branco (64)
  Botafogo (65)
  Remo (67)
  Londrina (68)
  Campinense (70)
  Brasil de Pelotas (72)
  Vitória da Conquista (76)
  Villa Nova (78)

  Confiança (82)
  CENE (84)
  Santos (88)
  Boavista (91)
  Coruripe (92)
  Princesa do Solimões (94)
  Vilhena (95)
  Anapolina (105)
  Atlético Acreano (106) /   Real Noroeste (169)
  Brasília (109)

  Interporto (117)
  Luziânia (117)
  São Raimundo (124)
  Moto Club (129)
  Jacuipense (130)
  Lajeadense (131)
  Globo (133)
  Operário (137)
  Ituano (139)
  Águia Negra (141)

  Independente Tucuruí (146)
  Cabofriense (149)
  Estrela do Norte (150)
  Ríver (152)
  Maringá (152)
  Alecrim (161)
  Murici (202)
  Capivariano (–)
  Amadense (–)
  Piauí (–)

Preliminary roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Noroeste   4–2   Atlético Acreano 1–0 3–2

Preliminary matchEdit

Atlético Acreano  0–1  Real Noroeste
Report Sidevaldo   39'
Attendance: 481
Referee: Fledes Rodrigues Santos (Rondônia)

Real Noroeste  3–2  Atlético Acreano
Stênio   14'20'40' Ailton   50'
Jefferson Parrudo   69' (o.g.)
Attendance: 778
Referee: Alexandre Vargas Tavares de Jesus (Rio de Janeiro)

Real Noroeste won 4–2 on aggregate.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Palmeiras   4–1   Vitória da Conquista 4–1
Sampaio Corrêa   6–4   Estrela do Norte 2–3 4–1
Vitória   3–2   Anapolina 2–1 1–1
ASA   3–1   São Raimundo 3–1
Botafogo   6–4   Botafogo 2–2 4–2
Caxias   0–3   Capivariano 0–3 0–0
Figueirense   4–3   Princesa do Solimões 2–2 2–1
Avaí   3–1   Operário 0–0 3–1
Santos   2–0   Londrina 1–0 1–0
Madureira   3–3 (a)   Maringá 0–2 3–1
Sport   6–2   CENE 2–1 4–1
Chapecoense   5–2   Interporto 5–2
Flamengo   4–1   Brasil de Pelotas 2–1 2–0
Salgueiro   5–1   Piauí 5–1
Náutico   3–0   Brasília 1–0 2–0
Paraná   1–1 (4–5 p)   Jacuipense 1–0 0–1
Goiás   2–0   Santo André 1–0 1–0
Icasa   2–5   Independente Tucuruí 0–5 2–0
Portuguesa   3–1   Santos 3–1
Joinville   1–3   Ituano 0–3 1–0
Coritiba   3–0   Villa Nova 3–0
Fortaleza   3–1   Ríver 1–0 2–1
Ponte Preta   4–1   Vilhena 1–1 3–0
Boa   2–2 (3–4 p)   Moto Club 1–1 1–1
Vasco da Gama   5–3   Rio Branco 2–1 3–2
Cuiabá   4–3   Murici 2–3 2–0
Atlético Goianiense   3–1   Coruripe 1–1 2–0
América de Natal   5–1   Globo 5–1
Atlético Paranaense   2–2 (5–4 p)   Remo 1–1 1–1
Tupi   2–0   Alecrim 2–0
Ceará   1–0   Confiança 0–0 1–0
América Mineiro   3–0   Luziânia 3–0
Grêmio   4–1   Campinense 2–1 2–0
CRB   3–1   Amadense 2–1 1–0
Criciúma   4–1   Real Noroeste 4–1
Bragantino   2–2 (a)   Lajeadense 1–2 1–0
Bahia   3–2   Nacional 0–0 3–2
Luverdense   2–1   Cabofriense 1–1 1–0
ABC   3–0   Boavista 1–0 2–0
Paysandu   4–2   Águia Negra 2–2 2–0

Second roundEdit

Third roundEdit

Copa Sudamericana qualificationEdit

The best six teams eliminated before the Round of 16 with the best 2014 Série A or 2014 Série B record (excluding those directly qualified for the Round of 16) qualify for 2015 Copa Sudamericana.

  1. 2015 Copa do Nordeste:
    • As champions of the 2015 Copa do Nordeste, Ceará were qualified for 2015 Copa Sudamericana. They qualified also for 2015 Copa do Brasil round of 16 losing their Copa Sudamericana berth. For this reason, Bahia qualified for the 2015 Copa Sudamericana as 2015 Copa do Nordeste best team (runners-up) eliminated before round of 16.[7]

Knockout stagesEdit

The draw for the knockout stages was held by CBF on 4 August 2015. The 16 qualified teams were divided in two pots. Teams from pot 1 were the six teams directly qualified to the Round of 16, the five teams that competed at the 2015 Copa Libertadores and the best placed team in the 2014 Brazilian Série A not taking part in the 2015 Copa Libertadores, plus the two highest CBF ranked teams qualified via the Third Round. Pot 2 was composed of the other teams that qualified through the Third Round. Each pot was divided into 4 pairs according to the CBF ranking. For the remaining stages of the tournament a new draw was held on 31 August 2015.[4]

SeedingEdit

Pot 1 Pot 2

BracketEdit

  Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                             
  São Paulo 1 3 4  
  Ceará 2 0 2  
    São Paulo 3 1 4  
    Vasco da Gama 0 1 1  
  Flamengo 0 1 1
  Vasco da Gama 1 1 2  
    São Paulo 1 1 2  
    Santos 3 3 6  
  Atlético Mineiro 1 1 2  
  Figueirense 1 2 3  
    Figueirense 0 2 2
    Santos 1 3 4  
  Santos 2 2 4
  Corinthians 0 1 1  
    Santos 1 1 2 (3)
    Palmeiras (p) 0 2 2 (4)
  Fluminense 2 2 4  
  Paysandu 1 1 2  
    Fluminense (a) 0 1 1
    Grêmio 0 1 1  
  Coritiba 0 1 1
  Grêmio 1 3 4  
    Fluminense 2 1 3 (1)
    Palmeiras (p) 1 2 3 (4)  
  Internacional 2 2 4  
  Ituano 0 1 1  
    Internacional 1 2 3
    Palmeiras 1 3 4  
  Palmeiras 2 3 5
  Cruzeiro 1 2 3  

Round of 16Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ituano   1–4   Internacional 0–2 1–2
Ceará   2–4   São Paulo 2–1 0–3
Cruzeiro   3–5   Palmeiras 1–2 2–3
Vasco da Gama   2–1   Flamengo 1–0 1–1
Paysandu   2–4   Fluminense 1–2 1–2
Grêmio   4–1   Coritiba 1–0 3–1
Figueirense   3–2   Atlético Mineiro 1–1 2–1
Corinthians   1–4   Santos 0–2 1–2

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Vasco da Gama   1–4   São Paulo 0–3 1–1
Santos   4–2   Figueirense 1–0 3–2
Palmeiras   4–3   Internacional 1–1 3–2
Grêmio   1–1 (a)   Fluminense 0–0 1–1

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santos   6–2   São Paulo 3–1 3–1
Palmeiras   3–3 (4–1 p)   Fluminense 1–2 2–1

FinalsEdit

Santos  1–0  Palmeiras
Gabriel   78' Report
Attendance: 14,116
Referee: Luiz Flávio de Oliveira (São Paulo) (replaced by Marcelo Aparecido de Souza (SP) - 67')

2015 Copa do Brasil
Champions
 
Palmeiras
3rd title

Top goalscorersEdit

NotesEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CRONOGRAMA DAS COMPETIÇÕES DO FUTEBOL BRASILEIRO/2015 (in Portuguese).
  2. ^ CALENDÁRIO DO FUTEBOL BRASILEIRO 2015 (in Portuguese).
  3. ^ "Sadia assina naming rights da Copa do Brasil". exame.abril.com.br/ (in Portuguese).
  4. ^ a b "Confira o regulamento definitivo da Copa do Brasil 2015". cbf.com.br/ (in Portuguese). 2015-01-09.
  5. ^ "Sorteio da Copa do Brasil será hoje, às 11 horas, na CBF". cbf.com.br/ (in Portuguese).
  6. ^ "Confrontos da primeira fase definidos". cbf.com.br/ (in Portuguese).
  7. ^ "Copa do Nordeste de 2015 REC - REGULAMENTO ESPECÍFICO DA COMPETIÇÃO" (PDF). CBF.