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Season


Regular Season:

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Format:

14 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 26 games each, over 26 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. total goal difference; 3. games won; 4. total goals scored; 5. points in head-to-head matches; 6. goal difference in hth matches; 7. goals scored in hth matches; 8. play-off.



Qualification for Championship Round:

1-6 place: enter Championship Round



Qualification for Relegation Round:

7-14 place: enter Relegation Round



Changes from last season:

Hapoel Petah Tikva and Ashdod relegated to Liga Leumit

Bnei Yehuda and Hapoel Kfar Saba promoted from Liga Leumit





Championship Round:

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Format:

6 teams from the Regular Season contest the champion and places in the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League and 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League in a league format.

Each team plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 10 games each, over 10 game weeks.

Teams keep their entire Regular Season record going into the Championship Round.

The Championship Round winner is the 2015/2016 Ligat ha'Al champion.



Scoring points:

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



Table order:

1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. games won; 4. total goals scored; 5. points in head-to-head matches; 6. goal difference in hth matches; 7. goals scored in hth matches; 8. play-off.



Qualification for UEFA competitions:

1 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League qualifiers

2-3 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers

4 place: possible 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on State Cup outcome)





Relegation Group:

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Format:

8 teams from the Regular Season contest against relegation in a league format.

Each team plays the others once - for a total of 7 games each, over 7 game weeks.

Teams keep their entire Regular Season record going into the Relegation Round.

The winner of the Relegation Round finishes 7th in the Overall season standings, the second placed team - 8th, and so on, with the last placed team in the Relegation Round being 14th.



Scoring points:

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



Table order:

1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. games won; 4. total goals scored; 5. points in head-to-head matches; 6. goal difference in hth matches; 7. goals scored in hth matches; 8. play-off.



Relegation from the league:

13-14 place: relegated to 2016/2017 Liga Leumit



Promotion to the league:

2 teams from 2015/2016 Liga Leumit