Brazilian Football Championship (Serie C)
January 24, 2022
The Brazilian Championship (Serie C) is the third division in the structure of the Brazilian club football championship. Until 2008, 64 teams, divided into groups, played in the tournament. Over the course of history, the rules for determining the champion in Serie C have changed, as well as the number of participants and teams that fall into Serie B. Since 2009, Serie D has been organized in Brazil, where representatives of the state championships who do not play in the highest Brazilian Championship Series (and not in Serie C, as it was before) began to qualify. The Serie C line-up has thus become more stable. Unlike the double round-robin tournament in Serie A and B, the 20 teams in Serie C are split into two groups of 10 players each playing two matches. The reform is connected with the desire to reduce the transport costs of the more modest teams in terms of the budget of the Series. The top four clubs from each group advance to the quarter-finals. The winners of this stage (i.e. semi-finalists of Serie C) qualify for the following year's Serie B.