RIO DE JANEIRO, 22 July-2014, AP: Brazil has hired Dunga as the coach of the national football team, returning to a job he held four years ago.
The 50-year—-ld Dunga replaces Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned last week after Brazil failed to win the World Cup. Brazil was eliminated in the semifinals in a humiliating 7—1 loss to Germany.
The Brazilian football confederation confirmed the appointment on Tuesday at its headquarters in suburban Rio de Janeiro.
Dunga was the captain of Brazil’s 1994 World Cup-winning team, and coached the national team at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He was dismissed after Brazil lost 2-1 in the quarterfinals to the Netherlands.