Brazil Fires Coach Dunga

Brazil’s football confederation fired national coach Dunga yesterday in the wake of the team’s elimination from the Copa America in the United States.

The confederation announced Dunga’s dismissal in a brief statement, adding that the search for a new coach has begun.

Gilmar Rinaldi, the team’s general manager, was also fired

Brazil failed to get past the group stage after drawing 0-0 with Ecuador, beating Haiti 7-1 and losing 1-0 to Peru on Sunday.

According to local media, the favourite to replace the 53-year-old Dunga is Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, known as ‘Tite’.

Tite is currently the coach of Brazilian league champion Corinthians.

Dunga was the captain of Brazil’s 1994 World Cup-winning team and previously coached the national team at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He was dismissed after Brazil lost 2-1 in the quarter-finals to the Netherlands.

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