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Carlos Dunga to return as Brazil's national team coach

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The Brazilian Football Confederation announced that Carlos Dunga will be the new coach of the Brazilian men's national team, returning to a position he once held. He replaces Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil's failure to win the 2014 World Cup. 

The appointment was announced Tuesday at a press conference at the confederation's headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.

Dunga coached Brazil's national team from 2006 to 2010, including during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The team lost in the quarterfinals, and Dunga was then dismissed by the confederation. 

The 50-year-old Dunga is also a former captain of Brazil and won a World Cup as a player in 1994. 

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Brazil reached the semifinals of this year's World Cup under Scolari before being outscored 10-1 in its final two matches, including a 7-1 defeat by Germany in a semifinal match.

- Molly Geary

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