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Season




Format:



108 teams, distributed into 9 groups of 12 teams each on regional basis.



Each team plays the others from its own group twice - home and away - for a total of 22 games each, over 22 game weeks.





Scoring points:



3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.





Table order:



1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. goals scored in hth matches; 7. fewer away goals conceded *; 8. home goals scored *; 9. fewer home goals conceded *; 10. play-off *; 11. draw.



* - used only for deciding promotion and relegation.





Relegation to the league:



9 teams from Kakkonen





Promotion from the league:



1 place of each group: promoted to Kakkonen





Relegation from the league:



11-12 place of each group: relegated to Nelonen





Promotion to the league:



18 teams from Nelonen