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Season

1st Phase:
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Format:
8 teams, each plays the others once - for a total of 7 games each, over 7 game weeks.

Scoring points:
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

Table order:
1. points won; 2. games won; 3. total goal difference; 4. total goals scored; 5. points in head-to-head matches; 6. goal difference in hth matches; 7. lesser number of red cards received; 8. lesser number of yellow cards received; 9. draw.

Qualification for Final Stages:
1-4 place: qualify for Final Stages

Relegation from the league:
8 place: relegated to Série B

Promotion to the league:
1 team from Série B


Final Stages:
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Format:
4 teams from the 1st Phase contest the Alagoano champion in a knockout format.

Semi-finals:
Teams are paired according to their 1st Phase standings:
1st vs 4th;
2nd vs 3rd.
Winners are decided over two legs.
The higher placed teams in the 1st Phase host the second legs.

Tie-breakers for the Semi-finals knockout matches over two legs:
1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. hosting the second leg.

3rd Place:
The two Semi-finals losers meet each other with the winner becoming 3rd.
Winner is decided over two legs.
The team with better 1st Phase and Semi-finals record combined hosts the second leg.

Final:
The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming Alagoano champion.
Winner is decided over two legs.
The team with better 1st Phase and Semi-finals record combined hosts the second leg.

Tie-breakers for the Final knockout matches over two legs:
1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. penalties.

Qualification for Serie D:
1-2 place: qualify for Serie D
* - if a qualified team is participating in Serie A, Serie B, Serie C or Serie D, the best placed team that isn't already assured participation in Serie a, Serie B, Serie C or Serie D qualifies instead.

Qualification for Copa do Brasil:
1-3 place: qualify for Copa do Brasil

Qualification for Copa do Nordeste:
champion: qualifies for Copa do Nordeste