Following Brazil’s controversial exit from the Copa America Centenario on Sunday night, head coach Dunga remained confident that he would retain his job.
Unfortunately for the former national team midfielder, that hope wasn’t the reality that lied before him.
On Tuesday, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) revealed that the 52-year-old coach has been fired from his managing position.
While Brazil’s ill-fated 1-0 loss against Peru in their Group B finale sparked heated discussion over the officiating in the match, the team’s group-stage was enough to sway the federation’s decision after less than two years in charge.
Dunga previously served as the Selecao‘s coach from 2006-2010, before coaching Brazilian club side Internacional for a season. The veteran manager returned to the Canarinho in 2014, posting a record of 18-5-3 in his most recent stint as head coach.
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