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With América-MG and Fluminense, Pré-Libertadores already has 15 teams ranked for 2022;  see any |  Editors

With América-MG and Fluminense, Pré-Libertadores already has 15 teams ranked for 2022; see any | Editors

The end of the Brazilian championship determined the representatives of the country in the next edition of the Copa Libertadores da America: Palmeiras (current champion); Atletico-PR (South American champions), Atletico MG (Champions of Brazil), Flamengo (runner-up), Fortaleza (4th), Corinthians (5th) and Bragantino (6th) move straight into the group stage, while Fluminense ( 7th place) and América-MG (8th place) will have to go through the previous stages of the championship.

Pre-Libertadores matches are decided by drawing of lots – Image: Reproduction

So far, 15 teams have already qualified for the Pre-Libertadores, leaving only four other spots to be identified yet, two from Colombia and two from Bolivia.. Carrasco do Fluminense in the 2021 quarter-finals, Barcelona de Guayaquil, Ecuador, is one of those who have lost their direct place in the group stage and will have to debut early in the competition.

Who is already in the pre-Libertadores?

  • America MG
  • Fluminense
  • Students (Argentina)
  • Barcelona from Guayaquil (Ecuador)
  • Catholic University (Ecuador)
  • Olympia (Paraguay)
  • Guarani (Paraguay)
  • Audax Italiano (Chile)
  • Everton (Chile)
  • University (Peru)
  • University of Cesar Vallejo (Peru)
  • Montevideo City Torque (Uruguay)
  • Colonia Square (Uruguay)
  • Deportivo Lara (Venezuela)
  • Monagas (Venezuela)

The pre-Libertadores stage is divided into three knockout stages. In the first, which will be in the weeks of February 9 and 16, only Barcelona de Guayaquil, Olympia, Universidad Cesar Vallejo, Montevideo City Torque, Deportivo Lara, and the last seed from Bolivia, which has not yet been determined. Encounters are decided by lot, and only three advance. Whoever is eliminated will not go to the Copa Sudamericana.

This is where the Brazilians (America-MG and Fluminense) and Estudiantes, Audax Italiano, Everton, Universidad Católica-Eco, Guarani, Universitario, Plaza Colonia and Monagas come in, plus two as-yet-unidentified Colombian and Bolivian people. . They join the three classifieds from Phase One of the new knockout matches, predetermined by lottery, in the weeks of February 23 and March 2. With eight leads, whoever is eliminated will not go to the Copa Sudamericana.

The eight seeded in stage two face each other, with pre-determined clashes via lottery, in the weeks of March 9 and 16, to determine the four who advance to the group stage. The four eliminated go to the Copa Sudamericana.

The 2022 one-match final will be held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, at the Barcelona Stadium in Guayaquil.

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