2012 in Brazilian football

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The following article presents a summary of the 2012 football (soccer) season in Brazil, which was the 111th season of competitive football in the country.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série A[edit]

The 2012 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A started on May 20, 2012, and concluded on December 2, 2012.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Fluminense (C) 38 22 11 5 61 33 +28 77 2013 Copa Libertadores Second Stage
2 Atlético Mineiro 38 20 12 6 64 37 +27 72
3 Grêmio 38 20 11 7 56 33 +23 71 2013 Copa Libertadores First Stage
4 São Paulo 38 20 6 12 59 37 +22 66
5 Vasco da Gama 38 16 10 12 45 44 +1 58
6 Corinthians 38 15 12 11 51 39 +12 57 2013 Copa Libertadores Second Stage 1
7 Botafogo 38 15 10 13 60 50 +10 55
8 Santos 38 13 14 11 50 44 +6 53
9 Internacional 38 13 13 12 44 40 +4 52
10 Cruzeiro 38 15 7 16 47 51 −4 52
11 Flamengo 38 12 14 12 38 45 −7 50
12 Náutico 38 14 7 17 44 51 −7 49
13 Coritiba 38 14 6 18 53 60 −7 48
14 Ponte Preta 38 12 12 14 37 44 −7 48
15 Bahia 38 11 14 13 37 41 −4 47
16 Portuguesa 38 10 15 13 39 41 −2 45
17 Sport Recife (R) 38 10 11 17 39 56 −17 41 Relegation to 2013 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
18 Palmeiras (R) 38 9 7 22 39 54 −15 34 2013 Copa Libertadores Second Stage 2
19 Atlético Goianiense (R) 38 7 9 22 37 67 −30 30
20 Figueirense (R) 38 7 9 22 39 72 −33 30

Updated to games played on November 25, 2012.
Source: UOL.com.br
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd wins; 3rd goal difference; 4th goals scored; 5th head-to-head results; 6th least red cards received; 7th least yellow cards received; 8th draw
1 Corinthians is qualified for the second stage of the 2013 Copa Libertadores as the 2012 Copa Libertadores champion.
2 Palmeiras is qualified for the second stage of the 2013 Copa Libertadores as the 2012 Copa do Brasil champion.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Fluminense declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A champions.

Relegation[edit]

The four worst placed teams, which are Sport, Palmeiras, Atlético Goianiense and Figueirense, were relegated to the following year's second level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série B[edit]

The 2012 Campeonato Brasileiro Série B started on May 19, 2012, and concluded on November 24, 2012.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Goiás (C) (P) 38 23 9 6 75 37 +38 78 Promotion to the Série A
2 Criciúma (P) 38 22 7 9 78 57 +21 73
3 Atlético Paranaense (P) 38 21 8 9 65 37 +28 71
4 Vitória (P) 38 21 8 9 59 43 +16 71
5 São Caetano 38 20 11 7 58 38 +20 71
6 Joinville 38 17 9 12 58 40 +18 60
7 Avaí 38 18 5 15 44 42 +2 59
8 América Mineiro 38 16 7 15 63 58 +5 55
9 América de Natal 38 14 12 12 60 61 −1 54
10 Paraná 38 14 9 15 49 46 +3 51
11 Ceará 38 12 11 15 51 52 −1 47
12 ABC 38 11 12 15 50 52 −2 45
13 ASA 38 13 5 20 48 56 −8 44
14 Bragantino 38 12 8 18 45 53 −8 44
15 Boa Esporte 38 11 11 16 51 63 −12 44
16 Guaratinguetá 38 13 4 21 41 63 −22 43
17 CRB (R) 38 12 6 20 47 67 −20 42 Relegation to the Série C
18 Guarani (R) 38 10 11 17 36 47 −11 41
19 Ipatinga (R) 38 8 7 23 38 73 −35 31
20 Barueri (R) 38 7 9 22 38 69 −31 30

Updated to games played on November 24, 2012.
Source: Campeonato Brasileiro Série B
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd wins; 3rd goal difference; 4th goals scored; 5th head-to-head results; 6th least red cards received; 7th least yellow cards received; 8th draw.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Goiás declared as the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B champions.

Promotion[edit]

The four best placed teams, which are Goiás, Criciúma, Atlético Paranaense and Vitória, were promoted to the following year's first level.

Relegation[edit]

The four worst placed teams, which are CRB, Guarani, Ipatinga and Grêmio Barueri, were relegated to the following year's third level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série C[edit]

The 2012 Campeonato Brasileiro Série C started on June 30, 2012, and concluded on December 1, 2012.

Águia de Marabá Brasiliense Caxias Chapecoense Cuiabá
Duque de Caxias Fortaleza Guarany de Sobral Icasa Luverdense
Macaé Madureira Oeste Paysandu Salgueiro
Santa Cruz Santo André Treze Tupi Vila Nova

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série C final was played between Oeste and Icasa.


November 28, 2012
Icasa 0–0 Oeste

December 1, 2012
Oeste 2–0 Icasa

Oeste declared as the league champions by aggregate score of 2–0.

Promotion[edit]

The four best placed teams, which are Oeste, Icasa, Paysandu and Chapecoense, were promoted to the following year's second level.

Relegation[edit]

The four worst placed teams, which are Salgueiro, Santo André, Guarany de Sobral and Tupi, were relegated to the following year's fourth level.

Campeonato Brasileiro Série D[edit]

The 2012 Campeonato Brasileiro Série D started on June 23, 2012, and concluded on October 21, 2012.

Aparecidense Aracruz Araguaína Arapongas Atlético Acreano
Baraúnas Brasil de Pelotas Campinense Ceilândia CENE
Cerâmica Cianorte Comercial (PI) CRAC CSA
Feirense Friburguense Guarani (MG) Horizonte Interporto
Itabaiana Juventude Marcílio Dias Marília Metropolitano
Mirassol Mixto Mogi Mirim Nacional (MG) Náutico (RR)
Penarol Petrolina Remo Sampaio Corrêa Santos (AP)
Sousa Vilhena Vitória da Conquista Volta Redonda Ypiranga (PE)

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série D final was played between CRAC and Sampaio Corrêa.



October 21, 2012
Sampaio Corrêa 2–0 CRAC

Sampaio Corrêa declared as the league champions by aggregate score of 3–1.

Promotion[edit]

The four best placed teams, which are Sampaio Corrêa, CRAC, Baraúnas and Mogi Mirim, were promoted to the following year's third level.

Copa do Brasil[edit]

Main article: 2012 Copa do Brasil

The 2012 Copa do Brasil started on March 7, 2012, and concluded on July 11, 2012. The Copa do Brasil final was played between Palmeiras and Coritiba.


July 5, 2012
Palmeiras 2–0 Coritiba

July 11, 2012
Coritiba 1–1 Palmeiras

Palmeiras declared as the cup champions by aggregate score of 3–1.

State championship champions[edit]

State Champion
Acre (state) Acre Rio Branco-AC
Alagoas Alagoas CRB
Amapá Amapá Oratório
Amazonas (Brazilian state) Amazonas Nacional-AM
Bahia Bahia Bahia
Ceará Ceará Ceará
Federal District (Brazil) Distrito Federal Ceilândia
Espírito Santo Espírito Santo Aracruz
Goiás Goiás Goiás
Maranhão Maranhão Sampaio Corrêa
Mato Grosso Mato Grosso Luverdense
Mato Grosso do Sul Mato Grosso do Sul Águia Negra
Minas Gerais Minas Gerais Atlético Mineiro
Pará Pará Cametá
Paraíba Paraíba Campinense
Paraná (state) Paraná Coritiba
Pernambuco Pernambuco Santa Cruz
Piauí Piauí Parnahyba
Rio de Janeiro (state) Rio de Janeiro Fluminense
Rio Grande do Norte Rio Grande do Norte América-RN
Rio Grande do Sul Rio Grande do Sul Internacional
Rondônia Rondônia Ji-Paraná
Roraima Roraima São Raimundo-RR
Santa Catarina (state) Santa Catarina Avaí
São Paulo (state) São Paulo Santos
Sergipe Sergipe Itabaiana
Tocantins Tocantins Gurupi

Youth competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-17 Internacional
Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-20 Cruzeiro
Copa Brasil Sub-17 (Copa Nacional do Espírito Santo Sub-17)(1) Atlético Paranaense
Copa do Brasil Sub-20 Vitória
Copa Rio Sub-17 Internacional
Copa Santiago de Futebol Juvenil Internacional
Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior Corinthians
Copa Sub-17 de Promissão Figueirense
Taça Belo Horizonte de Juniores Grêmio
(1) The Copa Nacional do Espírito Santo Sub-17, between 2008 and 2012, was named Copa Brasil Sub-17. The similar named Copa do Brasil Sub-17 is organized by the Brazilian Football Confederation and it was first played in 2013.

Other competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Campeonato Paulista do Interior Mogi Mirim
Copa Espírito Santo Desportiva
Copa FGF Juventude
Copa Governador do Mato Grosso Mixto
Copa Paulista de Futebol Noroeste
Copa Pernambuco Santa Cruz
Copa Rio Nova Iguaçu
Copa Santa Catarina Joinville
Taça Minas Gerais Boa Esporte

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team 2012 Copa Libertadores 2012 Copa Sudamericana 2012 Recopa Sudamericana 2012 FIFA Club World Cup
Atlético Goianiense N/A Round of 16
eliminated by
Chile Universidad Católica
N/A N/A
Bahia N/A Second Stage
eliminated by
Brazil São Paulo
N/A N/A
Botafogo N/A Second Stage
eliminated by
Brazil Palmeiras
N/A N/A
Corinthians Champions
defeated
Argentina Boca Juniors
N/A N/A Champions
defeated
England Chelsea
Coritiba N/A Second Stage
eliminated by
Brazil Grêmio
N/A N/A
Figueirense N/A Second Stage
eliminated by
Brazil Atlético Goianiense
N/A N/A
Flamengo Eliminated
in the Second Stage
N/A N/A N/A
Fluminense Quarterfinals
eliminated by
Argentina Boca Juniors
N/A N/A N/A
Grêmio N/A Quarterfinals
eliminated by
Colombia Millonarios
N/A N/A
Internacional Round of 16
eliminated by
Brazil Fluminense
N/A N/A N/A
Palmeiras N/A Round of 16
eliminated by
Colombia Millonarios
N/A N/A
Santos Semifinals
eliminated by
Brazil Corinthians
N/A Champions
defeated
Chile Universidad de Chile
N/A
São Paulo N/A Champions
defeated
Argentina Tigre
N/A N/A
Vasco da Gama Quarterfinals
eliminated by
Brazil Corinthians
N/A N/A N/A

Brazil national team[edit]

The following table lists all the games played by the Brazilian national team in official competitions and friendly matches during 2012.

Women's football[edit]

National 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 2012.

The Brazil women's national football team competed in the following competitions in 2012:

Competition Performance
Kirin Cup Third place
Summer Olympics Quarterfinals
Torneio Internacional Feminino
Champions

Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino[edit]

The 2012 Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino started on March 3, 2012, and concluded on June 10, 2012.



São José declared as the cup champions by aggregate score of 5–2.

Domestic competition champions[edit]

Competition Champion
Campeonato Carioca Vasco da Gama
Campeonato Paulista São José

Brazilian clubs in international competitions[edit]

Team 2012 Copa Libertadores Femenina
Foz Cataratas Runners-up
lost to
Chile Colo Colo
São José Third Place
defeated
Brazil Vitória das Tabocas
Vitória das Tabocas Fourth Place
defeated by
Brazil São José

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Argentina X Brasil é cancelado". Correio do Estado (in Portuguese). October 3, 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Brasil e Argentina vão jogar nova partida do Superclássico" (in Portuguese). Veja. October 5, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Após apagão, Brasil x Argentina é remarcado para novembro". ESPBR (in Portuguese). October 12, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "New Zealand – Brazil". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. July 28, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2012.