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Brazil legend Romario criticises Mano Menezes for Olympic failure

Romario picked up a silver medal in 1988

Brazil legend Romario has criticised national coach Mano Menezes following the Seleção's 2-1 defeat to Mexico in the final of the Olympic Games.

Menezes’ side were the clear favourites throughout the tournament after a relatively easy passage to the final but had to settle for silver after losing to El Tricolor.

Romario, who was part of the Brazil side that won the silver medal at the 1988 Games in Seoul, has lambasted the current coach after his side failed to win their country's first gold this afternoon.

The 46-year-old said: "He doesn't know how to plan for games, he doesn't know how to organise the team and in my opinion this result is entirely his fault.

"He is not good enough for the job and I hope he never has a chance to coach this team again."

The former Barcelona and Brazil striker also suggested that Menezes’ time may be up.

He told TV Record: "He is a coach who cannot pick the correct team and does not call-up the right players. Thankfully we are seeing today his last match [in charge] of the selection."

Romario cited Neymar, Thiago Silva, Lucas Moura, Leandro Damiao and Oscar as members of Brazil's Olympic squad who would form a key part of the country's 2014 World Cup team.

"Brazil's football confederation needs to start working tomorrow to avoid similar disappointment at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The planning begins now," he concluded.

The Seleção's next game is an international friendly against Sweden on Wednesday.


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