Dunga to Remain Brazil Coach for Copa America, Olympics

Ending speculations, it’s confirmed that Dunga will remain as Brazil’s coach for Copa America and the Olympics 

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Brazil coach, Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri, commonly known as Dunga (Photo: <i>IANS</i>)

Brazil coach, Dunga, will keep his job for this year’s Copa America and Olympic Games despite the team’s poor recent results, the Selecao’s technical director Gilmar Rinaldo has said.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday after meeting Brazil football confederation officials, Gilmar insisted Dunga’s position was not under threat. There were speculations that Dunga might be stripped of his role as Brazil’s Olympic coach, allowing him more time to focus on the full national side.

It was a routine meeting. The objective was to present a detailed report of the team and, most importantly, discuss our plans for the Copa America and Olympics.
Gilmar Rinaldo

When asked if he and Dunga were guaranteed to remain in their roles for the Copa America and Olympics, Gilmar replied: “Honestly, that question surprises me. That was confirmed a year and a half ago.”

Brazil are currently sixth in the South American zone qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup with just two wins from their first six matches.

The centenary edition of the Copa America will be played in the US from 3-26 June and the Olympic football tournament will be played in six Brazilian cities from 3-20 August.

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