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Brazil fires coach Dunga

Published:Wednesday | June 15, 2016 | 6:00 AM
Brazil's head coach Dunga (right) speaks to goalkeeper Alisson during a Copa America Group B trainign session at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, June 11.

SAO PAULO (AP):

Brazil's football confederation fired national coach Dunga yesterday in the wake of the team's elimination from the Copa America in the United States.

The confederation announced Dunga's dismissal in a brief statement, adding that the search for a new coach has begun.

Gilmar Rinaldi, the team's general manager, was also fired

Brazil failed to get past the group stage after drawing 0-0 with Ecuador, beating Haiti 7-1 and losing 1-0 to Peru on Sunday.

According to local media, the favourite to replace the 53-year-old Dunga is Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, known as 'Tite'.

Tite is currently the coach of Brazilian league champion Corinthians.

Dunga was the captain of Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning team and previously coached the national team at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He was dismissed after Brazil lost 2-1 in the quarter-finals to the Netherlands.