The Brazilian Football Federation have sacked current coach Carlos Dunga with immediate effect.
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said in a statement it decided to fire Dunga and “dissolve the Brazilian national team’s coaching staff” following their latest debacle.The news came after CBF officials met with Carlos Caetano Bledorn, alias Dunga, earlier on Tuesday.
The exit from the Copa America centennial edition in the United States was the latest blow to demoralised, recession-hit Brazil.The country was still recovering from the national team’s 7-1 World Cup semi-final thrashing by Germany on home soil in 2014.
After an opening 0-0 draw with Ecuador was followed by a 7-1 win over Haiti, Brazil needed a draw with Peru on Monday to reach the quarter-finals of the Copa.Instead they crashed out of the tournament after losing 1-0 to a disputed goal.
Peru’s Raul Ruidiaz appeared to bundle in a cross with his arm to score late in the second half.It was the first time in three decades that Brazil had exited the tournament at the group stage.