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Mauro Silva asks for patience as he and Dunga renovate the Seleção

Dunga's first squad will be announced later this month
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New Brazil head coach Dunga suffered World Cup disappointment in 1990 but returned to lift the trophy four years later.

Mauro Silva was one of his team-mates at the time and, recently appointed assistant to Dunga, has urged players to follow their new leader’s example and use the disappointment of the 2014 World Cup to win the next one.

The 46-year-old was giving an interview to SporTV and reemphasised a point that Dunga has already made: players who took part in Brazil’s recent disappointing World Cup campaign will still be considered for selection. The Seleção lost 7-1 to Germany in the semi-final in Belo Horizonte.

“It’s difficult to forget about it. It was a tough defeat. It was a really bad thing for the players to experience, the way it happened. This, however, doesn’t stop anybody from turning things around.

“The advantage is that this is possible in football. If you get results then you can push poor experiences to one side.

“The players have to try and follow Dunga’s example. He went through a difficult period but managed to come out on top.”


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