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Dunga named as new Brazil coach

The 50-year-old is returning for his second spell in charge of the Seleção
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The CBF has named former player Dunga as their new coach for the second time.

Dunga was the captain of Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning team and coached the national team from 2006 to 2011. He was in charge at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa when Brazil were knocked out in the quarter-finals.

"I am immensely happy to be back," said the 50-year-old, who was the favourite to land the job.

As a player, Dunga spent time in Brazil, Italy, Germany and Japan. He made 91 appearances for Brazil between 1987 and 1998, scoring a total of 6 goals. After his first spell in charge of the national side, he managed the Under-23s and then had a spell in charge of Internacional, in his home state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Dunga replaces Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned along with his entire backroom staff following Brazil’s disappointing World Cup performance. The host were eliminated at the semi-final stage, suffering the joint-heaviest defeat in their history, losing 7-1 to Germany.


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