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Regular Season:

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Format:

64 teams, divided into 4 groups of 16 teams each (groups North A, North B, South A and South B) on regional basis.

Each team plays against all the teams from its own group twice - home and away - for a total of 30 games each, over 30 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. games won; 4. total goals scored; 5. points in head-to-head matches; 6. goal difference in hth matches; 7. goals scored in hth matches; 8. play-off.



Relegation to the league:

4 teams from Liga Leumit

2 more team from Liga Leumit possible to relegate through Play-offs 3/4



Promotion from the league:

1 place of each group: promoted to Liga Leumit

2-5 place of each group: enter Promotion Play-offs



Relegation from the league:

13-14 place of each group: enter Relegation Play-offs

15-16 place of each group: relegated to Liga Gimel



Promotion to the league:

8 teams from Liga Gimel





Relegation Play-offs:

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Format:

8 teams from the Regular Season contest against relegation in a knockout format.



Finals:

Within each group teams are paired according to their Regular Season standings:

13th vs 14th.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The higher placed teams from the Regular season are hosts.



Relegation from the league:

the four Finals losers: relegated to Liga Gimel





Promotion Play-offs:

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Format:

16 teams from the Regular Season contest two places in Play-offs 3/4 in a knockout format.



Quarter-finals:

Within each group teams are paired according to their Regular Season standings:

2nd vs 5th;

3rd vs 4th.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The higher placed teams from the Regular season are hosts.



Semi-finals:

Within each group the two Semi-finals winners meet each other.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The higher placed teams from the Regular season are hosts.



Finals:

The four group Semi-finals winners are paired as follows:

winner of Semi-final North A vs winner of Semi-final North B;

winner of Semi-final South A vs winner of Semi-final South B.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

The matches are played at a neutral venue.



Qualification for Play-off 3/4:

the two Finals winners: enter Play-offs 3/4 with two Liga Alef teams for 2 places in Liga Leumit