Brazil sack coach Dunga after early exit of Copa America

Brazil coach Dunga has been sacked after his team was bowed out in the group stages of the Copa America tournament.

The Brazil Football Confederation (CBF) had a meeting with Dunga and and the rest of the coaching team and decided to let them all go.

“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 will leave their positions,” the body confirmed in a statement.

“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.”

Brazil started the tournament with a 1-1 draw against Ecuador, followed by a 7-1 thrashing of Haiti, and then a shock 1-0 loss to Peru to see them knocked out in the group stage for the first time in Copa America in over 30 years.

Dunga took over Luiz Felipe Scolari after the 2014 World Cup and was previously at the helm between 2006-2010 where he won the Copa America back in 2007.

Current Corinthians coach Tite looks to be the man to replace Dunga as the new coach of Brazil but nothing has been confirmed yet.


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