Dunga returns as Brazil coach
Brazil’s football federation (CBF) has confirmed the appointment of Dunga as the country’s new coach.
The 1994 World Cup-winning captain returns for what will be his second stint in charge of the Selecao, having spent four years at the helm from 2006 to 2010, Goal reports.
He succeeds Luiz Felipe Scolari, who left the post after failing to secure Brazil’s first World Cup victory on home soil following a humbling 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semi-finals.
In Dunga’s previous spell in charge of his country, he won 42 and lost just six of his 60 games, guiding the five-time world champions to Copa America and Confederations Cup titles, but was criticised for his pragmatic approach.
The 50-year-old was sacked after suffering a World Cup quarter-final defeat to the Netherlands in 2010.
His first Brazil squad will be announced in late August ahead of the Selecao’s Gillette Brasil Global Tour friendly fixtures with Colombia and Ecuador in the United States.
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