Copa do Nordeste
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About Copa do Nordeste
Copa do Nordeste History, Format, Organization, Media Coverage
Copa do Nordeste, also known as Campeonato do Nordeste or Lampion's League, is a Brazilian competition for the country’s Northeastern region teams. The competition initially began in 1976 as Torneio José Américo de Almeida Filho before officially being rebranded as Copa do Nordeste in 1994.
A total of 16 teams compete in this tournament, with 12 gaining direct entry and four entering via the Pré-Copa do Nordeste. The participants are split into two groups of eight, with each team facing every club from the other group once. The top four teams from each group advance to the last eight.
The quarter-finals and semi-finals are single-elimination rounds but the final is played over two legs. From 2014 to 2016, the champion got a spot in the Copa Sudamericana but now, the winner earns a ticket to Copa do Brasil.