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Football: Dunga to Coach Brazilian National Team


Dunga is the new coach of five-time World Cup football champion Brazil. The Brazilian Football Confederation announced the appointment of the former midfielder and team captain on Monday.

The 42-year-old Dunga replaces Carlos Alberto Parreira, who quit after Brazil was eliminated by France in the quarterfinals of this year's World Cup in Germany. Dunga captained Brazil's 1994 World Cup winning team. He will begin with a friendly against Norway on August 16th in Oslo. Dunga will ultimately be trying to lead Brazil to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The hiring of Dunga could signal a return to a more disciplined Brazilian national team. Parreira's relaxed approach was blamed as one of the reasons for Brazil's failure at the World Cup.

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