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The 2013 Campeonato Pernambucan, named 2013 Pernambucano Coca-Cola for sponsorship reasons, is the 99th edition of the state championship of Pernambuco. With the return of Copa do Nordeste in 2013 and the participation of three teams from the state (Santa Cruz Futebol Clube, Sport Club do Recife and Salgueiro Atlético Clube), the formula of this edition will not be the same as the previous championship. The competition is scheduled to start on January 20 and conclude on May 19.
In the first phase, the championship will be played in two rounds. In the first round nine clubs (excluding the teams participating in the 2013 Copa do Nordeste) play each other once. The team that finishes first gains a place in the 2014 Copa do Brasil.
The second round will feature twelve clubs, with the inclusion of Santa Cruz Futebol Clube, Sport Club do Recife and Salgueiro Atlético Clube, who play each once. The top four teams qualify for the semi finals. The eight remaining teams will play each other in a play out, where the last two are demoted to Série A2 in 2014. In the semi finals the top four teams compete against each other in a two game format (number one plays number four, number two plays number three). The winners of the semi finals qualify for the final which will be played over two games to decide the winner.
- Site oficial da Federação Pernambucana de Futebol (Portuguese)
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