The Copa do Nordeste is an annual football tournament held in northeastern Brazil. This tournament is organized by the football federation of northeastern Brazil (Liga do Nordeste) and usually takes place in January or February. The Copa do Nordeste is the most important tournament in northeastern Brazil and one of the most important. The most important tournament of Brazilian football.
This tournament is used to promote football in northeastern Brazil, where football is not as developed as other regions of Brazil. To promote the development of football in this region, this tournament is organized with the participation of football teams from different states and territories in northeastern Brazil.
The football teams participating in the tournament are divided into two groups. Teams in each group will play against each other in a round robin. Then, the top teams in each group will participate in the knockout stage. Matches in the knockout stage are held as two-leg matches. The team with the highest total score wins and advances to the next round. Finally, the last two teams in the standings will be eliminated from the tournament.