Brazil sack manager for second time after Copa America elimination


Brazil have sacked coach Dunga in the wake of the team’s shock elimination from the Copa America.

The five-time world champions failed to make it out of the group stages in the United States, beaten to the top two spots in Group B by Peru, who beat Brazil 1-0 on Sunday, and Ecuador.

A statement from the Brazilian Football Confederation on Tuesday night said it had dismissed the whole technical committee, including Dunga.

The 52-year-old was appointed Brazil coach for a second time after the 2014 World Cup, replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari.

The CBF said in a statement: “The CBF has on Tuesday taken the decision to dissolve the Brazilian national team’s technical committee.

“Team coordinator Gilmar Rinaldi and head coach Dunga, and his entire coaching team, will leave their positions.

“The decision was made during a meeting this afternoon and the CBF has now started the process of forming a new technical committee.

“The CBF thanks the outgoing staff for their dedication, hard work and commitment.”

Dunga, who led Brazil to World Cup glory in 1994 as a player, enjoyed a four-year spell in charge from 2006 to 2010 before he was dismissed following the team’s quarter-final exit at the World Cup in South Africa.

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