Reports: Brazil to name Dunga as coach

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 21, 2014 at 11:05 am •  Published: July 21, 2014
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post.

Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the World Cup — eliminated in a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals.

Reports say Dunga will get the job, although the Brazilian football confederation has declined to confirm the appointment.

Dunga was the captain of Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning team, and coached the national team in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He was dismissed after Brazil lost 2-1 in the quarterfinals to the Netherlands.

The Rio de Janeiro daily O Globo put Dunga's face across the first page of its sports section on Monday, under the headline: "New Era: The Return of Dunga."

"In a moment when the national team seeks a lost identity, the national federation rescues a symbol of football and results," the paper wrote.

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