See who Criciúma and Brusque face in the Copa do Brasil

The draw that defines the clashes in the third phase of the Copa do Brasil 2024 took place last Wednesday. Although we do not have a team from the island in the third phase, Criciúma and Brusque, which are currently teams that are playing good football, They are the state's representatives in this one of the most important competitions in the country. Check out how the 2024 Copa do Brasil games were organized and who the teams from Santa Catarina will face. 

Brusque and Criciúma are the only teams from Santa Catarina in the third phase

The CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation) held in Rio de Janeiro the draws that define the games and field command of the matches in the third phase of the Copa do Brasil 2024. The competition in this stage brings together the 20 teams gathered from the previous phases, such as Criciúma and Brusque, with the 12 that managed to qualify directly for the third phase. They are: Athletico-PR, Atlético-MG, Botafogo, Bragantino, Ceará, Flamengo, Fluminense, Goiás, Grêmio, Palmeiras, São Paulo and Vitória.

Criciúma's opponent will be Bahia in the third phase of the 2024 Copa do Brasil, both teams from series A will face each other with the 1st match taking place at Arena Fonte Nova and the decision will take place at Majestoso, the Heriberto Hülse Stadium in the city of Criciúma. For Tigre it could be a good opportunity to advance in the competition as they will have the support of their home fans in the second leg. It is worth remembering that the team reached the third phase, eliminating Operário de Várzea Grande and beating Brasiliense on penalties. 

Brusque will face Atlético-GO, despite playing against a team from Series A of the Brasileirão, Atlético-GO started with a defeat in the Brasileirão and Brusque has been preparing very well. As the last signings, the quadricolor acquired Marcelo Nunes Correa who was at Mirassol and also Keké, a former Figueirense player who was playing at Água Santa. Brusque's first match will be at home, while the return game will take place at Estádio Antônio Accioly, home of Atlético-GO.

See all the clashes in the third phase of the Copa do Brasil 2024

The games in the third phase of the 2024 Copa do Brasil have already been defined, but the exact dates and times of the clashes have not yet been determined by the entity, it is expected that the matches will take place between the 1st and 22nd of May. To compose each game, the 32 teams were separated into 2 pots, with the teams in the 1st pot being the best classified in the CBF ranking. Check out all the clashes in the third phase of the Copa do Brasil 2024:

  • Operário-PR x Grêmio
  • Criciúma x Bahia
  • Sampaio Corrêa-MA x Fluminense
  • Sousa-PB x Red Bull Bragantino
  • Goiás x Cuiabá
  • Botafogo x Vitória
  • Fortress x Basque
  • Flamengo x Amazonas
  • Eagle of Marabá-PA x São Paulo
  • Palmeiras x Botafogo-SP
  • Ypiranga-RS x Athletico-PR
  • International x Youth
  • CRB x Ceará
  • América-RN x Corinthians
  • Brusque x Atlético-GO
  • Atlético-MG x Sport

It is worth remembering that the teams, for having advanced to the third phase, received the amount of R$2.204.000,00 and if the teams from Santa Catarina qualify for the round of 3,4 of the Copa do Brasil, they will receive R$XNUMX million. The prize pool for the Copa do Brasil is very high, just to give you an idea, depending on the phase in which the team started the competition, if they end up champion, they could earn almost R$100 million.

In terms of rules, the 2024 Copa do Brasil remains similar to the previous stage. The competition, which is decided in round-trip games, if it ends in a draw on the scoreboard, will decide who goes to the next phase through penalties. As a specific rule at this stage, the competition now requires that the stadiums of the participating teams have a minimum capacity for 10 fans. 


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