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Brazil sack Dunga after Copa América fiasco

The coach ends his second experience as Brazil's national team coach

Brazil sack Dunga after Copa América fiasco
Brazil sack Dunga after Copa América fiasco

The coach ends his second experience as Brazil's national team coach

Dunga
Dunga

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Dunga isn't Brazil's national team coach anymore. After hours of rumours, the manager was let go on Tuesday by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) president, Marco Polo del Nerón. According to the Brazilian press, the replacement will be, probably, Tite, who is currently coaching Corinthians. It will be soon decided as the TV channel Sportv affirms the new head coach will start with the Olympic team which takes part in Rio's Olympics this August. 

Dunga ended his second experience as the Seleçao's head coach twice as fast as the first one. Between 2006 and 2010 he had won the 2007 Copa America and the 2009 Confederations Cup, but the elimination in the 2010 World Cup in the quarter-finals against Netherlands had him out. This time, he coached 13 official games with Brazil, of which he only won 5, drew 5 and lost 3.

He arrived in July of 2014 to renew a national team that had dramatically fallen against Germany in the semi-finals of the World Cup Brazil organised. He ruled out two major players in defence (Thiago Silva and David Luiz) and based the team's game on the physical intensity in the midfield, while relying on Neymar genious moves. Without Barça's forward, he totalled 4 points in the Copa América (0-0 draw against Ecuador, 7-1 win against Haiti and a defeat on the narrowest margin against Peru that scored with the hand) and he was knocked out in the group stage, for the second time only in Brazil's history.