Brazil fires manager Dunga after Copa America exit
The Brazilian Football Confederation announced Tuesday the firing of national team manager Dunga following the team’s exit from the Copa America.
Brazil lost 1–0 to Peru following a controversial handball goal that sealed the team’s elimination in the group stage. All Brazil needed was a draw to advance, and instead lost to Peru for the first time since 1985, unable to get on the score sheet. Brazil entered as one of the favorites to win the tournament.
This marks the end of Dunga’s second stint as Brazil’s manager. The former national team midfielder managed the team from 2006 to ’10 and was fired following the 2010 World Cup. He was brought back in 2014, replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Dunga’s entire staff was also let go in the move. He was also set to coach the Brazilian Olympic team in Rio this summer, a task that will now fall to his replacement.