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Copa Colombia 2008


The 2008 Copa Colombia, officially the 2008 Copa Postobon for sponsorship reasons, was the 7th edition of the Copa Colombia, the football tournament for professional clubs in Colombia. This edition marked the return of the tournament after a 19-year absence. It began on March 12 and ended on November 19.

Bogota club La Equidad beat Manizales club Once Caldas in the finals for their first Copa Colombia title.

Format

The competition is divided into 5 stages. The first stage is a group stage. The groups will be comprised by teams from the same regions, six teams per group. The top-two teams from each group will advance to the a second stage. The second stage will comprise six matches, each contested by two teams. The six winners advance to the third stage, which is identical to the second stage. The three winners and the best second place team advance to the semifinals. The winner of the semifinals advance to the finals. The winner of the Copa Colombia will earn a berth in the 2009 Copa Sudamericana.

Phase I

This is the system of groups approved for the making of the tournament.

Group A

Teams from Atlantic Coast part of Colombia.

Group B

Teams from Antioquia and Risaralda.

Group C

Teams from the northeastern part of Colombia.

Group D

Teams from Bogota and Villavicencio.

Group E

Teams from Pacific Region of Colombia.

Grupo F

Teams from Central-Western part of the country .

Phase II

Phase II began on August 27 and ended on September 3.

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Phase III

Phase III began on September 17 and ended on October 1.

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Semifinals

The semifinals were played on October 29 and November 5

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Finals

The Finals were played on November 12 and November 19.

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Notes

1.Itagui Ditaires changed their name from Bajo Cauca half-way through the 2008 season.

See also

Copa Colombia

External links

Official website of DIMAYOR

Copa Colombia on RSSSF

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