1998 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 1998 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 97th season of competitive football in the country.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A[edit]

Quarterfinals

Team #1 Agg Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Cruzeiro 6-5 Palmeiras 2-1 1-2 3-2
Grêmio 2-2 Corinthians 0-1 2-0 0-1
Portuguesa 5-3 Coritiba 3-1 0-0 2-2
Sport 4-6 Santos 3-1 1-2 0-3

Semifinals

Team #1 Agg Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Cruzeiro 5-3 Portuguesa 3-1 1-2 1-0
Santos 3-4 Corinthians 2-1 0-2 1-1

Final


December 13, 1998
Cruzeiro 2–2 Corinthians

December 20, 1998
Corinthians 1–1 Cruzeiro

December 23, 1998
Corinthians 2–0 Cruzeiro

Corinthians declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro champions by aggregate score of 5-3.

Relegation[edit]

The four worst placed teams, which are América-MG, Goiás, Bragantino and América-RN, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B[edit]

Final Stage

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Gama 10 6 2 4 0 10 6 4
2 Botafogo-SP 9 6 2 3 1 9 5 4
3 Desportiva 6 6 1 3 2 8 12 -4
4 Londrina 5 6 1 2 3 2 6 -4

Gama declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions.

Promotion[edit]

The two best placed teams in the final stage of the competition, which are Gama and Botafogo-SP, were promoted to the following year's first level.

Relegation[edit]

The six worst teams among the two worst placed teams in each one of the four groups in the first stage, which were Atlético Goianiense, Náutico, Volta Redonda, Americano, Fluminense and Juventus, were relegated to the following year's third level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série C[edit]

Final Stage

Position Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
1 Avaí 9 6 2 3 1 8 7 1
2 São Caetano 8 6 2 2 2 4 5 -1
3 Anapolina 7 6 1 4 1 8 5 3
4 Itabaiana 6 6 1 3 2 5 8 -3

Avaí declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C champions.

Promotion[edit]

The two best placed teams in the final stage of the competition, which are Avaí and São Caetano, were promoted to the following year's second level.

Copa do Brasil[edit]

Main article: Copa do Brasil 1998

The Copa do Brasil final was played between Palmeiras and Cruzeiro.


May 26, 1998
Cruzeiro 1–0 Palmeiras

May 30, 1998
Palmeiras 2–0 Cruzeiro

Palmeiras declared as the cup champions on better goal difference by aggregate score of 2-1.

Regional and state championship champions[edit]

Regional championship champions

Competition Champion
Campeonato do Nordeste América-RN
Copa Norte Sampaio Corrêa
Torneio Rio-São Paulo Botafogo

State championship champions

State Champion State Champion
Acre Independência Paraíba Botafogo-PB
Alagoas CSA Paraná Atlético Paranaense
Amapá Aliança Pernambuco Sport Recife
Amazonas São Raimundo Piauí Picos
Bahia Bahia Rio de Janeiro Vasco
Ceará Ceará Rio Grande do Norte ABC
Distrito Federal Gama Rio Grande do Sul Juventude
Espírito Santo Linhares EC Rondônia Ji-Paraná
Goiás Goiás Roraima Atlético Roraima
Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa Santa Catarina Criciúma
Mato Grosso Sinop São Paulo São Paulo
Mato Grosso do Sul Ubiratan Sergipe Lagartense
Minas Gerais Cruzeiro Tocantins Alvorada
Pará Paysandu

Youth competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa Macaé de Juvenis Vasco
Copa Santiago de Futebol Juvenil Grêmio
Copa São Paulo de Juniores Internacional
Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores Palmeiras

Other competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Copa Paraná Atlético Paranaense
Copa Pernambuco Sport
Copa Rio Fluminense
Copa Santa Catarina Tubarão
Torneio Maria Quitéria Bahia

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team Copa Libertadores 1998 Copa Mercosur 1998 Copa CONMEBOL 1998 Copa Interamericana 1998 Recopa Sudamericana 1998 Intercontinental Cup 1998
América-RN Did not qualify Did not qualify Round of 16 N/A N/A N/A
Atlético Mineiro Did not qualify Did not qualify Semifinals N/A N/A N/A
Corinthians Did not qualify Group stage Did not qualify N/A N/A N/A
Cruzeiro Round of 16 Runner-up Did not qualify N/A Champions N/A
Flamengo Did not qualify Group stage Did not qualify N/A N/A N/A
Grêmio Quarterfinals Group stage Did not qualify N/A N/A N/A
Palmeiras Did not qualify Champions Did not qualify N/A N/A N/A
Sampaio Corrêa Did not qualify Did not qualify Semifinals N/A N/A N/A
Santos Did not qualify Did not qualify Champions N/A N/A N/A
São Paulo Did not qualify Group stage Did not qualify N/A N/A N/A
Vasco Champions Group stage Did not qualify Runner-up N/A Runner-up

Brazil national team[edit]

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazil national football team in official competitions and friendly matches during 1998.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
February 3, 1998  Jamaica D 0-0 - Gold Cup
February 5, 1998  Guatemala D 1-1 Romário Gold Cup
February 8, 1998  El Salvador W 4-0 Edmundo, Romário, Élber (2) Gold Cup
February 10, 1998  United States L 0-1 - Gold Cup
February 15, 1998  Jamaica W 1-0 Romário Gold Cup
March 25, 1998  Germany W 2-1 César Sampaio, Ronaldo International Friendly
April 29, 1998  Argentina L 0-1 - International Friendly
May 31, 1998 Spain Athletic Bilbao D 1-1 Rivaldo International Friendly (unofficial match)
June 3, 1998  Andorra W 3-0 Giovanni, Rivaldo, Cafu International Friendly
June 10, 1998  Scotland W 2-1 César Sampaio, Tom Boyd (own goal) World Cup
June 16, 1998  Morocco W 3-0 Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Bebeto World Cup
June 23, 1998  Norway L 1-2 Bebeto World Cup
June 27, 1998  Chile W 4-1 César Sampaio (2), Ronaldo (2) World Cup
July 3, 1998  Denmark W 3-2 Bebeto, Rivaldo (2) World Cup
July 7, 1998  Netherlands D 1-1 (4-2 pen) Ronaldo World Cup
July 12, 1998  France L 0-3 - World Cup
September 23, 1998  Yugoslavia D 1-1 Marcelinho Carioca International Friendly
October 14, 1998  Ecuador W 5-1 Marcelinho Carioca, Élber (3), Cafu International Friendly
October 18, 1998  Russia W 5-1 Élber, Amoroso (2), Rivaldo, Marcos Assunção International Friendly

Women's football[edit]

Brazil women's national football team[edit]

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazil women's national football team in official competitions and friendly matches during 1998.

Date Opposition Result Score Brazil scorers Competition
March 2, 1998  Peru W 15–0 unavailable Sudamericano Femenino
March 5, 1998  Colombia W 12–1 unavailable Sudamericano Femenino
March 6, 1998  Venezuela W 14–0 unavailable Sudamericano Femenino
March 10, 1998  Chile W 7–0 unavailable Sudamericano Femenino
March 13, 1998  Ecuador W 11–1 unavailable Sudamericano Femenino
March 15, 1998  Argentina W 7–1 unavailable Sudamericano Femenino
September 15, 1998  Russia D 2–2 Pretinha (2) U.S. Cup
September 18, 1998  Mexico W 11–0 Roseli (6), Pretinha (4), Nenê U.S. Cup
September 20, 1998  United States L 0–3 U.S. Cup

The Brazil women's national football team competed in the following competitions in 1998:

Competition Performance
Sudamericano Femenino Champions
U.S. Cup Runner-up

Domestic competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Campeonato Brasileiro Portuguesa
Campeonato Carioca Vasco
Campeonato Paulista Lusa Sant'Anna

References[edit]