2016 Copa do Brasil

The 2016 Copa do Brasil (officially the Copa Continental Pneus do Brasil 2016 for sponsorship reasons) was the 28th edition of the Copa do Brasil football competition. The competition was contested by 86 teams, which qualified either by their respective state championships (70), by the 2016 CBF ranking (10) or those qualified for 2015 Copa Libertadores (5) and the team with the best 2015 Série A record (excluding those qualified for 2016 Copa Libertadores). The latter six clubs entered the competition in the round of 16. The best six teams of the 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A eliminated until the third round qualified for the 2016 Copa Sudamericana.

2016 Copa do Brasil
Copa Continental Pneus do Brasil 2016
Country Brazil
Dates16 March – 7 December 2016
Teams86
ChampionsRio Grande do Sul Grêmio (5th title)
Runners-upMinas Gerais Atlético Mineiro
Matches played151
Goals scored329 (2.18 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Marinho (6 goals)
Best playerDouglas (Grêmio)
2015
2017

FormatEdit

The competition was a single elimination knockout tournament featuring two-legged ties. In the first two rounds, if the away team won the first match by two or more goals, it progressed straight to the next round and avoided the second leg. The away goals rule was also used in the Copa do Brasil, with the exception of the finals. The winner qualified for the 2017 Copa Libertadores.

Qualified teamsEdit

The teams in bold are qualified directly for the round of 16.

Association Team (Berth) Qualification method
  Acre
2 berths
Rio Branco 2015 Campeonato Acriano champions
Galvez 2015 Campeonato Acriano runners-up
  Alagoas
3 berths
CRB 2015 Campeonato Alagoano champions
Coruripe 2015 Campeonato Alagoano runners-up
ASA 2015 Campeonato Alagoano first stage champions
  Amapá
1 berth
Santos 2015 Campeonato Amapaense champions
  Amazonas
2 berths
Nacional 2015 Campeonato Amazonense champions
Princesa do Solimões 2015 Campeonato Amazonense runners-up
  Bahia
3+1 berths
Bahia 2015 Campeonato Baiano champions
Vitória da Conquista 2015 Campeonato Baiano runners-up
Juazeirense 2015 Copa Governador do Estado da Bahia runners-up
Vitória 2nd best placed team in the 2016 CBF ranking not already qualified
  Ceará
3 berths
Fortaleza 2015 Campeonato Cearense champions
Ceará 2015 Campeonato Cearense runners-up
Guarany de Sobral 2015 Copa Fares Lopes champions
  Federal District
2 berths
Gama 2015 Campeonato Brasiliense champions
Brasília 2015 Campeonato Brasiliense runners-up
  Espírito Santo
1 berth
Rio Branco 2015 Campeonato Capixaba champions
  Goiás
3+1 berths
Goiás 2015 Campeonato Goiano champions
Aparecidense 2015 Campeonato Goiano runners-up
Goianésia 2015 Campeonato Goiano 3rd place
Atlético Goianiense 6th best placed team in the 2016 CBF ranking not already qualified
  Maranhão
2 berths
Imperatriz 2015 Campeonato Maranhense champions
Sampaio Corrêa 2015 Campeonato Maranhense runners-up[1][2]
  Mato Grosso
3 berths
Cuiabá 2015 Campeonato Mato-Grossense champions
CEOV 2015 Campeonato Mato-Grossense runners-up
Dom Bosco 2015 Copa FMF U-21 champions
  Mato Grosso do Sul 2 berths Comercial 2015 Campeonato Sul-Mato-Grossense champions
Ivinhema 2015 Campeonato Sul-Mato-Grossense runners-up
  Minas Gerais
4+1 berths
Atlético Mineiro 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A runners-up
Caldense 2015 Campeonato Mineiro runners-up
Cruzeiro 2015 Campeonato Mineiro 3rd place
Tombense 2015 Campeonato Mineiro 4th place
América Mineiro 2015 Campeonato Mineiro 5th place
  Pará
3+1 berths
Remo 2015 Campeonato Paraense champions
Independente Tucuruí 2015 Campeonato Paraense runners-up
Parauapebas 2015 Campeonato Paraense 3rd place
Paysandu 7th best placed team in the 2016 CBF ranking not already qualified
  Paraíba
2 berths
Campinense 2015 Campeonato Paraibano champions
Botafogo 2015 Campeonato Paraibano runners-up[3][4]
  Paraná
3+2 berths
CEOV 2015 Campeonato Paranaense champions
Coritiba 2015 Campeonato Paranaense runners-up
Londrina 2015 Campeonato Paranaense 3rd place
Atlético Paranaense Best placed team in the 2016 CBF ranking not already qualified
Paraná 10th best placed team in the 2016 CBF ranking not already qualified
  Pernambuco
3+1 berths
Santa Cruz 2015 Campeonato Pernambucano champions
Salgueiro 2015 Campeonato Pernambucano runners-up
Sport 2015 Campeonato Pernambucano 3rd place
Náutico 5th best placed team in the 2016 CBF ranking not already qualified
  Piauí
2 berths
Ríver 2015 Campeonato Piauiense champions
Parnahyba 2015 Copa Piauí champions
  Rio de Janeiro
5 berths
Vasco da Gama 2015 Campeonato Carioca champions
Botafogo 2015 Campeonato Carioca runners-up
Flamengo 2015 Campeonato Carioca 3rd place
Fluminense 2015 Campeonato Carioca 4th place
Resende 2015 Copa Rio champions
  Rio Grande do Norte
3 berths
América de Natal 2015 Campeonato Potiguar champions
ABC 2015 Campeonato Potiguar runners-up
Globo 2015 Campeonato Potiguar 3rd place
  Rio Grande do Sul
4+2 berths
Grêmio 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 3rd place
Internacional 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 5th place
Brasil de Pelotas 2015 Campeonato Gaúcho 3rd place
Juventude 2015 Campeonato Gaúcho 4th place
Ypiranga 2015 Campeonato Gaúcho 5th place
Lajeadense 2015 Copa FGF champions
  Rondônia
1 berth
Genus 2015 Campeonato Rondoniense champions
  Roraima
1 berth
Náutico 2015 Campeonato Roraimense champions
  Santa Catarina
4+2 berths
Figueirense 2015 Campeonato Catarinense champions
Joinville 2015 Campeonato Catarinense runners-up
Chapecoense 2015 Campeonato Catarinense 3rd place[5]
Internacional de Lages 2015 Campeonato Catarinense 4th place
Criciúma 3rd best placed team in the 2016 CBF ranking not already qualified
Avaí 4th best placed team in the 2016 CBF ranking not already qualified
  São Paulo
5+3+2 berths
Corinthians 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A champions
Palmeiras 2015 Copa do Brasil champions
São Paulo 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A 4th place
Santos 2015 Campeonato Paulista champions
Ponte Preta 2015 Campeonato Paulista 5th place
Red Bull Brasil 2015 Campeonato Paulista 6th place
Ferroviária 2015 Campeonato Paulista Série A2 champions
Linense 2015 Copa Paulista champions
Portuguesa 8th best placed team in the 2016 CBF ranking not already qualified
Bragantino 9th best placed team in the 2016 CBF ranking not already qualified
  Sergipe
2 berths
Confiança 2015 Campeonato Sergipano champions
Estanciano 2015 Campeonato Sergipano runners-up[6]
  Tocantins
1 berth
Tocantinópolis 2015 Campeonato Tocantinense champions

DrawEdit

A draw for the first round was held by CBF on January 11, 2016. The 80 qualified teams were divided in eight groups (A-H) with 10 teams each. That division was based on the 2016 CBF ranking and the matches were drawn from the respective pots: A vs. E; B vs. F; C vs. G; D vs. H. The lower ranked teams of each match hosted the first leg. Before the round of 16 there was another draw including the six teams that directly qualified for that round. All draws were at CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.

SeedingEdit

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Group E Group F Group G Group H

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santos   4–1   Santos 1–1 3–0
Rio Branco   1–2   Galvez 0–1 1–1
ABC   4–3   Goianésia 1–1 3–2
América de Natal   3–3 (a)   Gama 0–1 3–2
Goiás   3–3 (7–8 p)   Ríver 1–2 2–1
Botafogo   2–2 (6–5 p)   Linense 1–1 1–1
Ceará   3–3 (a)   Resende 2–2 1–1
Joinville   2–1   Comercial 1–1 1–0
Vasco da Gama   3–1   Remo 1–0 2–1
CRB   2–0   Ivinhema 2–0
Náutico   1–1 (a)   Vitória da Conquista 0–0 1–1
Santa Cruz   1–0   Rio Branco 1–0 0–0
Cruzeiro   3–2   Campinense 0–0 3–2
Londrina   7–0   Parauapebas 1–0 6–0
Vitória   6–3   Náutico 3–2 3–1
Portuguesa   2–2 (a)   Parnahyba 1–2 1–0
Coritiba   3–0   Guarany de Sobral 3–0
Juventude   3–1   Tocantinópolis 1–1 2–0
Criciúma   2–3   Operário 1–2 1–1
Paysandu   4–1   Independente Tucuruí 2–1 2–0
Atlético Paranaense   2–1   Brasil de Pelotas 1–1 1–0
Nacional   1–3   Dom Bosco 0–2 1–1
Chapecoense   4–1   Princesa do Solimões 2–1 2–0
Paraná   3–1   Estanciano 1–1 2–0
Flamengo   3–1   Confiança 0–1 3–0
Fortaleza   3–1   Imperatriz 1–1 2–0
Bahia   3–1   Globo 0–0 3–1
América Mineiro   4–3   Red Bull Brasil 1–1 3–2
Fluminense   3–0   Tombense 3–0
Salgueiro   1–2   Ferroviária 0–1 1–1
Sport Recife   1–4   Aparecidense 0–2 1–2
Atlético Goianiense   2–4   Ypiranga 2–2 0–2
Figueirense   2–0   Lajeadense 2–0
Sampaio Corrêa   2–2 (a)   Internacional de Lages 2–1 0–1
Ponte Preta   3–2   Caldense 2–1 1–1
ASA   2–3   Genus 0–2 2–1
Botafogo   2–1   Coruripe 1–0 1–1
Cuiabá   1–1 (4–5 p)   Juazeirense 0–1 1–0
Avaí   2–1   CEOV 0–1 2–0
Bragantino   2–0   Brasília 2–0

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santos   3–0   Galvez 3–0
ABC   2–2 (1–4 p)   Gama 1–1 1–1
Botafogo   2–0   Ríver 1–0 1–0
Ceará   2–0   Joinville 1–0 1–0
Vasco da Gama   2–1   CRB 1–0 1–1
Santa Cruz   2–0   Vitória da Conquista 2–0
Cruzeiro   2–0   Londrina 2–0
Vitória   3–1   Portuguesa 0–0 3–1
Coritiba   2–3   Juventude 0–1 2–2
Paysandu   2–1   Operário 0–1 2–0
Atlético Paranaense   7–2   Dom Bosco 2–2 5–0
Chapecoense   3–2   Paraná 1–2 2–0
Flamengo   2–4   Fortaleza 1–2 1–2
Bahia   0–1   América Mineiro 0–0 0–1
Fluminense   6–3   Ferroviária 3–3 3–0
Aparecidense   3–4   Ypiranga 1–3 2–1
Figueirense   3–1   Sampaio Corrêa 2–1 1–0
Ponte Preta   4–0   Genus 1–0 3–0
Botafogo   3–1   Juazeirense 2–1 1–0
Avaí   1–2   Bragantino 0–1 1–1

Third roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santos   3–0   Gama 0–0 3–0
Ceará   0–3   Botafogo 0–3 0–0
Santa Cruz   3–4   Vasco da Gama 1–1 2–3
Cruzeiro   4–2   Vitória 2–1 2–1
Paysandu   1–2   Juventude 0–0 1–2
Chapecoense   1–1 (a)   Atlético Paranaense 0–0 1–1
Fortaleza   4–2   América Mineiro 0–1 4–1
Ypiranga   1–3   Fluminense 1–1 0–2
Ponte Preta   5–0   Figueirense 0–0 5–0
Botafogo   3–2   Bragantino 2–2 1–0

Copa Sudamericana qualificationEdit

The best six teams eliminated before the round of 16 with the best 2015 Série A or 2015 Série B record (excluding those directly qualified for the round of 16) qualified for 2016 Copa Sudamericana.

Knockout stagesEdit

A draw by CBF was held to set the matches for the round of 16. The 16 qualified teams were divided in two pots (1-2). Teams from pot 1 were the six teams directly qualified to the round of 16, the five teams that competed at the 2016 Copa Libertadores and the best placed team in the 2015 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A not taking part in the 2016 Copa Libertadores, plus the two highest CBF ranked teams in 2016 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. That division made sure that each team within a pair would not face each other before the finals as they would be placed in opposite sides of the bracket. The draw also decided the home team of the round of 16. The following stages had additional draws to determine the order of the matches as the tournament advanced. All draws will be held at CBF headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.

SeedingEdit

Pot 1 Pot 2

BracketEdit

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                
  Juventude (a) 2 0 2
  São Paulo 1 1 2
  Juventude (pen.) 0 1 1 (2)
  Atlético Mineiro 1 0 1 (4)
  Ponte Preta 1 2 3
  Atlético Mineiro (a) 1 2 3
  Atlético Mineiro 2 2 4
  Internacional 1 2 3
  Fortaleza 0 1 1
  Internacional 3 0 3
  Internacional 1 2 3
  Santos 2 0 2
  Vasco da Gama 1 2 3
  Santos 3 2 5
  Atlético Mineiro 1 1 2
  Grêmio 3 1 4
  Botafogo 0 1 1
  Palmeiras 3 0 3
  Palmeiras 1 1 2
  Grêmio 2 1 3
  Grêmio (pen.) 1 0 1 (4)
  Atlético Paranaense 0 1 1 (3)
  Grêmio 2 0 2
  Cruzeiro 0 0 0
  Cruzeiro 5 1 6
  Botafogo 2 0 2
  Cruzeiro 1 4 5
  Corinthians 2 2 4
  Corinthians 1 1 2
  Fluminense 1 0 1

Round of 16Edit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Juventude   2–2 (a)   São Paulo 2–1 0–1
Corinthians   2–1   Fluminense 1–1 1–0
Vasco da Gama   3–5   Santos 1–3 2–2
Botafogo   1–3   Palmeiras 0–3 1–0
Grêmio   1–1 (4–3 p)   Atlético Paranaense 1–0 0–1
Fortaleza   1–3   Internacional 0–3 1–0
Cruzeiro   6–2   Botafogo 5–2 1–0
Ponte Preta   3–3 (a)   Atlético Mineiro 1–1 2–2


QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Juventude   1–1 (2–4 p)   Atletico Mineiro 0–1 1–0
Internacional   3–2   Santos 1–2 2–0
Palmeiras   2–3   Grêmio 1–2 1–1
Cruzeiro   5–4   Corinhians 1–2 4–2


SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atletico Mineiro   4–3   Internacional 2–1 2–2
Grêmio   2–0   Cruzeiro 2–0 0–0


FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Grêmio   4–2   Atletico Mineiro 3–1 1–1


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Campeonato Maranhense Série "A" 2015 - Regulamento da Competição" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Federação Maranhense de Futebol. 5 November 2014. Art.4º- (...) Ao segundo colocado será atribuído o título de Vice-Campeão e em razão deste título terá direito de representar o Estado do Maranhão nas seguintes competições: Copa do Brasil 2016 e Copa Nordeste 2016.
  2. ^ "Imperatriz conquista segundo título da história ao vencer Sampaio Corrêa" (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. 2 May 2015. Enquanto o Sampaio vai jogar a Série B do Campeonato Brasileiro, o Imperatriz se prepara para jogar o Campeonato Brasileiro Série D e vai tentar o acesso para a Série C de 2016, o que seria outro feito inédito na história do clube. Ambos os times estão também, em 2016, na Copa do Brasil e Copa do Nordeste.
  3. ^ "Botafogo vence o Auto e comemora prêmio de consolação: vagas nas copas do Brasil e do NE" (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. 13 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Acostumado a títulos, Doda esnoba o vice: "Só serve mesmo para o clube" - Meia lamenta a perda do tricampeonato paraibano, mas ressalta importância de ter garantido o Botafogo-PB na Copa do Brasil e na Copa do Nordeste do próximo ano" (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. 14 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Com placar magro, Chape vence Tigre e garante vaga direta à Copa do Brasil" (in Portuguese). globoesporte.com. 19 April 2015. Com o 1 a 0 sobre o Tigre, o Verdão do Oeste terminou o estadual em terceiro lugar e garantiu vaga direta à Copa do Brasil do ano que vem.
  6. ^ "Tudo azul! Dragão detona Canário e é o primeiro campeão do Novo Batistão" (in Portuguese). Globoesporte.com. 9 May 2015. Vice-campeão, o Estanciano ficou com a única vaga do Estado na Série D, que começa em julho. Os dois times estão classificados para Copa do Nordeste e Copa do Brasil no próximo ano.