Brazil Sacks Coach Dunga

Brazil Sacks Coach Dunga

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Brazil have parted company with coach Dunga after the five-time FIFA World Cup winners exited the Copa America Centenario at group stage. This is the first time in almost 30 years that the team has been eliminated at the group stage.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) announced that it will be dissolving the technical committee of the Brazilian national team.

The official statement read, "The team's coordinator, Gilmar Rinaldi, coach Dunga and his entire team will leave their positions."

The 1-0 defeat to Peru brought to an end a near-two-year stint in charge of A Seleção, the USA 1994 winner's second spell in the dugout after leading his nation from 2006-10.

Brazil currently sit sixth in South American qualifying for Russia 2018. Outside of the four automatic spot and fifth play-off position, they have won twice in six games, drawing their latest two games 2-2 with Uruguay and Paraguay.

Their next qualifying match comes against second-place Ecuador on 1 September in Quito.

The CBF has started the process of selecting new technical committee members of the Brazilian national team. They however thanked the old staff for their dedication, seriousness and commitment during their tenure.

 

Story by: Seth Acquaye

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