CBF announces changes in the calendar due to Santos and Palmeiras participation in Libertadores – Prime Time Zone

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Changes will be implemented on Thursday, if any of these clubs advance to the decision of the continental tournament and, also, if they win it, which would guarantee participation in the Club World Cup

Rener Pinheiro / CBF / DisclosureCBF also decided to change the table of the Brasileirão because of the dispute of the final of the Libertadores on the 30th

A CBF announced on Monday, 11, its plan to adapt the schedule of the Copa do Brasil and the Brazilian championship depending on the participation of Santos e Palm Trees in Libertadores. The changes will be adopted if any of these clubs advance to the decision of the continental tournament and, also, if they win it, which would guarantee participation in the Club World Cup. The adjustments defined by CBF depend on the dispute of the Libertadores semifinals, this mid-week, and will be implemented on Thursday. The others will depend on the dispute for the final of the continental tournament, which is scheduled for January 30. At the Club World Cup, the games of the Brazilian clubs would be on February 7 and 11. Palmeiras, in addition to being involved in Libertadores, also secured themselves in the final of the Copa do Brasil against the Guild. The decisive games are scheduled for February 3 and 10, but may change dates due to the participation of the São Paulo team in the continental tournament.

Check out the changes projected by CBF:

Hypothesis A1 – Palmeiras in the Libertadores final

  • The final matches of the Copa do Brasil go from February 3 and 10 to February 11 and 17;
  • The departure of Palmeiras in Round 33 of the Brazilian Championship of Serie A will be relocated to February 2;
  • Three rounds of the Brazilian Championship of Series A will be adjusted according to dates in the calendar: round 34 will leave the base date of February 7 to the base date of February 3. Round 35 will move from the February 13 base date to the February 7 base date and round 36 from the February 17 base date to the February 13 base date.

Hypothesis A2 – Palmeiras champion of Libertadores and guaranteed in the World Cup

  • The Copa do Brasil will be changed from February 11th and 17th to February 28th and March 7th;
  • The club’s sequence of games in the Brazilian Championship will be adjusted;
  • The club will act only once in less than 66 hours, after the return of the Club World Cup;
  • Final round of Serie A will be held simultaneously on Thursday, February 25.

Hypothesis B1 – Santos in the Libertadores final

Being the only Brazilian club qualified for the final

  • His departure from round 33 of the Brazilian Championship of Serie A will be relocated to February 2;
  • The dates of the Copa do Brasil finals will be kept on February 3 and 10;
  • The schedule of rounds of the Brazilian Championship of Serie A will not be changed.

Being finalist together with Palmeiras

  • His departure from round 33 of the Brazilian Championship of Serie A will be relocated to February 17;

All adjustments provided for in Hypothesis A1 will be made.

Hypothesis B2 – Santos champion of Libertadores and in the Club World Cup

  • Sequence of games of the club in the Brazilian Championship of Serie A will be adjusted;
  • The club will act only once in less than 66 hours, after the return of the Club World Cup;
  • Final round of Serie A will be held simultaneously on Thursday, February 25.

Change in the Brasileirão

CBF also decided to change the table of the Brasileirão due to the dispute of the Libertadores final on the 30th, in Maracanã. The three games scheduled for the date have been moved to January 31. They are: Atlético-MG x Fortaleza, Ceará x Athletico-PR and Internacional x Red Bull Bragantino. The schedules will still be readjusted.

* With information from Estadão Content