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Season


Regular Season:

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Format:

15 teams, divided into 1 group of 7 teams (Group A) and 1 group of 7 teams (Group B) by draw.

Each team plays against all the teams from its own group twice - home and away (Rounds 1-7 and 16-22) - and against all the teams from the other group once (rounds 8-15) - for a total of 20 games each (21 games each for teams from Group A), over 22 game weeks.

Due to the limited number of stadiums in San Marino, each team is randomly assigned a "home stadium".



Scoring points:

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



Table order:

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



Qualification for Final Stages:

1-3 place of each group: qualify for the Final Stages



Relegation from the league:

no relegation from the league



Promotion to the league:

no promotion to the league



Changes from last season:

no changes from last season





Final Stages:

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Format:

6 teams from the Regular Season contest the 2015/2016 Campionato champion and places in the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League and 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League in a semi-knockout format.

All matches from the Final Stages are played at a neutral venue, at the Stadio Olimpico di Serravalle in Serravalle.

The two group winners enter the competition directly at the 3rd Round.



1st Round:

Teams are paired according to their Regular Season standings:

2nd in Group A vs 3rd in Group B (match 1);

2nd in Group B vs 3rd in Group A (match 2).

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

All teams progress to the 2nd Round.



2nd Round:

Teams are paired as follows:

winner match 1 vs winner match 2 (match A);

loser match 1 vs loser match 2 (match B).

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The winner of match A qualifies directly for the 4th Round.

The loser of match B is eliminated.



3rd Round:

Teams are paired as follows:

1st in Group A vs 1st in Group B (match C);

loser match A vs winner match B (match D).

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The loser of match D is eliminated.



4th Round:

Teams are paired as follows:

winner match C vs winner match A (match E);

loser match C vs winner match D (match F).

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The winner of match E qualifies directly for the Final.

The loser of match F is eliminated.



Semi-final:

Teams are paired as follows:

loser match E vs winner match F.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Loser is eliminated.



Final:

The winner of match E and the winner of the Semi-final meet each other, with the winner becoming 2015/2016 Campionato champion.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.



Qualification for UEFA competitions:

champion: 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League qualifiers

Final loser: 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers

Semi-final loser: possible 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on Coppa Titano outcome)