Brazil Sacks Dunga over COPA America disaster


Carlos Verri, better known as "Dunga": sacked

Carlos Verri, better known as "Dunga": sacked
Carlos Verri, better known as “Dunga”: sacked

Dunga has been sacked as head of the Brazilian national football team after a disastrous showing at the Copa America Centenario taking place in the United States.

The coach was summoned to the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) headquarters on Tuesday, along with coordinator Gilmar Rinaldi.

The CBF, after a meeting announced that Dunga, Rinaldi and the rest of their coaching team have been sacked from their posts.

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“The Brazilian Football Confederation informs that it has decided this Tuesday to dissolve the coaching staff of the Brazilian national football team. Coordinator Gilmar Rinaldi, coach Dunga and all their team will leave their positions.

“The decision was made in mutual agreement in this afternoon’s meeting and the CBF will now start its selection process for a new Brazil coaching staff. The CBF thanks the dedication, professionalism and commitment of the team in its work,” it said.

Dunga was the captain of the Brazilian national team when the country won the world cup in 1994 and later led the nation to win one COPA America trophy and failed to win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa for Brazil as coach.

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