The Brazilian Soccer Confederation (CBF) announced on March 8th that the Brazilian Soccer Championship 2010 will open with three games on Saturday, May 8. The Campeonato Brasileiro de Futebol is aptly called Brasileirão (the “Big Brazilian”) due to its massive popularity and large number of competitors. The competition features 40 teams in two divisions (“Série A” and “Série B”), playing hundreds of games until the last round ends on Dec.5.
This year, the championship will have a pause from June 6 to July 14 because of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Here are the 20 teams that will compete in the main division (“Série A”) this Brasileirão:
• Atlético Mineiro
• Atlético Paranaense
• São Paulo
• Vasco da Gama
To see the full schedule for the fist phase of games, open this CBF page and click on “Veja a Tabela da Série A”.
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