Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino

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Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino
Founded 2007
Region  Brazil
Number of teams 32
Current champions Ferroviária (2nd title)
Most successful club(s) Santos and São José (2 titles)
Website CBF
2014 season

The Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino (English: Brazilian Women's Football Cup) is a Brazilian women's football (soccer) competition organized by the Brazilian Football Confederation with the help of the Brazilian Ministry of Sports. It is designed as an equivalent to the men's Copa do Brasil. The first edition was played in 2007.[1][2] CBF determined that to be eligible to play in the competition it is necessary to be a minimum of 14 years old and a maximum of 34 years old, and half of the players of each club have to be aged between 14 and 18 years old.[3]

The competition was announced after FIFA president Sepp Blatter requested the creation of a professional women's football league in Brazil.[4]

Format[edit]

In 2007, the competition was contested by 32 teams, and was played from October 30, 2007, to December 9 of the same year. Copa do Brasil de Futebol Feminino's first stage is similar to the men's competition, thus being a knockout competition, played over two legs between clubs of the same region, and disputed in three rounds, but in the second stage the eight qualified clubs are divided in two groups of four teams each, playing against each other once, and held in a host city. The two best placed teams of each group qualify to the semifinals. The semifinal winners play the final while the losers play the third-place playoff.[5]

Referees[edit]

The Brazilian Football Confederation created a separated women's referee staff for the competition, not connected to the men's referee staff.[6]

List of champions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CBF anuncia a criação da Copa do Brasil de futebol feminino". O Globo Online. September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Brazil will create women soccer cup". People's Daily. September 29, 2007. Retrieved October 3, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Genus será o representante de Rondônia". Futebol do Norte. October 9, 2007. Retrieved October 10, 2007. [dead link]
  4. ^ "CBF vai criar a Copa do Brasil Feminina". Globo Esporte. September 28, 2007. Retrieved October 3, 2007. 
  5. ^ "CBF cria Copa do Brasil feminina com curta duração". UOL. October 19, 2007. Retrieved October 20, 2007. 
  6. ^ "CBF cria Quadro de Arbitragem do Futebol Feminino". CBF News. October 2, 2007. Retrieved October 3, 2007. 

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