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2016–17 Torneo Federal A

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Season  2016-17
Relegated  - - -
Location  Argentina
Matches played  300
Promoted  - -
Dates  28 Aug 2016 – 18 Jun 2017
Goals scored  673
2016–17 Torneo Federal A
Biggest home win  Alvarado 4-0 Rivadavia (L) (September 18) Union Aconquija 4-0 Mitre (SdE) (November 13) General Belgrano 4-0 Rivadavia (L) (December 2) Sarmiento (R) 4-0 Guaraní Antonio Franco (December 3) Gimnasia y Tiro 4-0 Concepción FC (December 17)
Biggest away win  Concepción FC 2-6 Altos Hornos Zapla (November 13)
Highest scoring  Juventud Antoniana 3-6 San Jorge (T) (October 7)
Similar  2016 Torneo Federal A, 2015 Torneo Federal A, 2016 Primera C, 2016 Primera B Metropolitana, 2016–17 Primera B Nacional

The 2016-17 Argentine Torneo Federal A, will be the 4 season of the third tier of the Argentine football league system. The tournament is reserved for teams indirectly affiliated to the Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA), while teams affiliated to AFA have to play the Primera B Metropolitana, which is the other third tier competition. The champion was promoted to Primera B Nacional. 36 teams are competing in the league, 32 returning from the 2016 season, 1 team that was relegated from Primera B Nacional and 3 teams promoted from Federal B. The regular season began on September 3, 2016 and is scheduled to end on June 18, 2017.

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First Stage

The teams were divided into six (6) zones with five (5) teams and one (1) zone with six (6) teams (a total of 36 teams) in each zone and it was played in a round-robin tournament whereby each team played each one of the other teams four times. The teams placed 1º and 2º from the zones with 5 teams, the teams placed 1º, 2º and 3º from the zone with six teams and the three best 3º team from the zones with five teams qualified for the Second Stage. The other eighteen (18) teams qualify for the Revalida Stage.

Second Stage

The teams were divided into two (2) zones with nine (9) teams each and it was played in a round-robin tournament whereby each team played each one of the other teams one time. The teams placed 1º and 2º and the best 3º team from the two zones qualified for the Third Stage or Pentagonal Final. The other thirteen (13) teams qualify for the Revalida Stage.

Third Stage

The five (5) teams that qualified for the third stage or Pentagonal Final play in a round-robin tournament whereby each team played each one of the other teams one time. The winner was declared champion and automatically promoted to the Primera B Nacional. The other four (4) teams qualify for the Fifth Phase of the Revalida Stage.

Revalida Stages

The Revalida Stage is divided in several phases: First, the eighteen (18) teams that did not qualified for the Championship Stages were divided into three (3) zones with six (6) teams each and it was played in a round-robin tournament whereby each team played each one of the other teams two times. The teams placed 1º and 2º from the three zones qualified for the Second Phase. The second phase is played between the six teams that qualified from the First Phase. The tree winners qualify for the Third Phase. The Third, Fourth, Five, Sixth and Seventh Phase of the Revalida Stage is played between the other teams that did not qualify for the Championship Stages or were eliminated from it and aims to get the Second promotion to the Primera B Nacional.

Relegation

After the First Phase of the Revalida Stage a table was drawn up with the average of points obtained in the First Stage and the First Phase of the Revalida Stage it is determined by dividing the points by the number of games played and the bottom team of each three zones was relegated to Torneo Federal B.

Zone B

1 Play their home games at Estadio José María Minella.

Zone F

1 Play their home games at Estadio Antonio Romero.

Zone A

Results

Source: AFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Zone B

Results

Source: AFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Zone A

Results

Source: AFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Zone B

Results

Source: AFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Zone C

Results

Source: AFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

References

2016–17 Torneo Federal A Wikipedia


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