The 2022 Copa do Nordeste will be the 19th edition of the main football tournament featuring teams from the Brazilian Northeast Region. The competition will feature 16 clubs, with Bahia, Ceará and Pernambuco having two seeds each, and Alagoas, Maranhão, Paraíba, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte and Sergipe with one seed each. Four teams were decided by a qualifying tournament (Eliminatórias Copa do Nordeste 2022).
Bahia are the defending champions.
In this season, 12 teams (9 state league champions and best placed teams in the 2021 CBF ranking from Ceará, Bahia and Pernambuco) gained direct entries into the group stage while the other four berths were decided by the Eliminatórias Copa do Nordeste.
For the group stage, the 16 teams will be drawn into two groups. Each team will play once against the eight clubs from the other group. Top four teams will qualify for the final stages. Quarter-finals and semi-finals will be played on a single-leg basis and finals will be played on a home-and-away two-legged basis.
The 2022 Copa do Nordeste qualification (officially the Eliminatórias Copa do Nordeste 2022) was the qualifying tournament of the 2022 Copa do Nordeste. It was played from 12 October to 18 November 2021. Twenty-four teams competed to decide four places in the Copa do Nordeste. The teams entered in three rounds where the four winners advanced to the Copa do Nordeste.
The winners were CRB (Alagoas), Floresta (Ceará), Sousa and Botafogo-PB (Paraíba).
The qualified teams are