Dunga named new Brazil coach

Dunga was the 1994 World Cup-winning captain for Brazil

Brazil’s football federation, CBF, has confirmed Dunga as the new coach for the country senior national team, popular football website, Goal.com, is reporting.

Dunga succeeds Luiz Scolari, who left the post after failing to claim Brazil’s first World Cup on home soil, following a humbling 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semi-finals.

Dunga was the 1994 World Cup-winning captain for Brazil and will return for what will be his second stint in charge of the Selecao, having spent four years at the helm between 2006 and 2010.

In Dunga’s previous spell in charge of his country, he won 42 and lost just six of his 60 games, guiding them to the Copa America 2007 and Confederations Cup 2009 titles.

The 50-year-old was fired from what was his first senior coaching role in 2010 after suffering a World Cup quarter-final defeat to the Netherlands.

Dunga’s only other experience in the dugout came at Brazilian Club Internacional in 2013, but he lasted less than 12 months before being dismissed after suffering four straight league defeats.

His first Brazil squad will be announced in late August ahead of the Selecao’s Gillette Brasil Global Tour friendly fixtures with Colombia and Ecuador in the United States.

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