Campeonato Paulista 2021 LIVE: See where to watch on TV and Online

All about the Campeonato Paulista 2021 Championship: start date of the competition, clubs, groups, formula, prizes and where to watch

The FPF (São Paulo Federation of Football) released the dates and times of the first five games of each team in Paulistão 2021. Current champion, Palmeiras had the confrontation of the initial round postponed, so it will debut only on March 03 against Corinthians in an exciting Derby. Timão, together with São Paulo and Santos, starts playing the State game before, on February 28th.

Palmeiras will have two classics within the first five rounds, however, due to the final of the Copa do Brasil against Grêmio, on the 28th of this month and March 7, they had a tight schedule. The game of Verdão in the first round, against São Caetano, was transferred to March 11.


Thursday, March 4, 2021

15h00 – Ituano x São Bento
Paulista Championship – SPORTV3 and PREMIERE

16h45 – Botafogo x Guarani
Paulista Championship – SPORTV and PREMIERE

19h00 – Ponte Preta x Santo André
Paulista Championship – SPORTV and PREMIERE

Participating groups and clubs;

Group A: Corinthians, Santo André, Inter de Limeira, Botafogo-SP;

B Group: São Paulo, Ponte Preta, Ferroviária, São Bento.

Group C: Palm Trees, Red Bull Bragantino, Novorizontino, Ituano.

Group D: Santos, Mirassol, Guarani, São Caetano.

When does Paulistão 2021 start?

CBF’s 2021 calendar begins with the State Championships, scheduled for February 28, just four days after the last round of the 2020 season. as a limit for the end of competitions.

Thus, the start of the 2021 Paulista Championship is scheduled for February 28, while the final should take place on May 23.

What is the dispute formula of the 2021 Paulista Championship?

The format of Paulistão 2021 will be the same as that of 2020, with 16 clubs divided into four groups, with the top two from each group advancing to the knockout stage – it should be noted that teams from the same group do not play each other in the first stage. The competition’s quarterfinals and semifinals also continue to be played in single games, while two matches decide the grand final.

The novelty is the presence of the VAR in all matches, including the group stage, with the expenses borne by the FPF – in 2020, there was a video referee only in the playoff.


In addition to the title and the joy of beating state rivals, the great champion of Paulistão 2021 will take R $ 5 million as a prize. Meanwhile, the runner-up gets R $ 1.5 million.

Where to Watch the Paulista Championship 2021 on TV and Online?


A TV Globo will again be responsible for transmitting the Campeonato Paulista to open TV.

The main curiosity is that TV Globo, holder of the broadcasting right, opted to spend only one game a week, on Sundays.


As for closed TV, Paulistão of this season will also follow with exclusive broadcast of SporTV, getting more “focused” on the transmissions of teams from the interior.


Paulistão 2021 will also have matches broadcast on PPV, through the Premiere, which also belongs to Grupo Globo. And to stimulate the sale of PPV packages, Globo placed most games from São Paulo, Palmeiras, Corinthians and Santos at the Premiere.

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