Brazil sack coach Dunga

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Rio De Janeiro, June 15 (IANS) Dunga was sacked as coach of Brazil on Tuesday after the team’s early elimination from the centenary edition of the Copa America.

The 52-year-old and national team coordinator Gilmar Rinaldi were told of their fate during a meeting with Brazilian football confederation (CBF) president Marco Polo Del Nero in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday afternoon, Xinhua reported.

The favourite to replace Dunga is 55-year-old Corinthians coach Tite, who guided the Sao Paulo club to last year’s Brazilian Serie A title.

“The CBF communicates that it has decided to dismiss the technical committee of the Brazilian national team,” the CBF said in a brief statement on its official website.

“Those that will leave their positions are Gilmar Rinaldi, Dunga and his backroom staff. The decision was made by mutual consent … Now the CBF begins the process of looking for a new coach. The CBF thanks (Dunga and his staff) for their dedication and commitment to the job.”

The announcement came two days after Brazil’s 1-0 loss to Peru in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

–IANS

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