Brazil opens its soccer World Cup campaign against North Korea today with coach Carlos Dunga unconcerned about whether the team plays ugly to win a record- extending sixth title.
Carlos Dunga will be replaced as coach of Brazil’s national soccer team after it was eliminated from the World Cup by the Netherlands three days ago.
Brazil coach Carlos Dunga said his team is improving after last night’s 3-0 victory over Chile, though it’s not quite ready to hoist a record-extending sixth World Cup.
Mano Menezes was named coach of the Brazil national soccer team, replacing the fired Carlos Dunga .
Record five-time champion Brazil beat Chile 3-0 to set up a World Cup quarterfinal against the Netherlands, which defeated Slovakia 2-1.
Brazil beat Ivory Coast 3-1 to advance to the round of 16 at the World Cup, while defending champion Italy was held to a 1-1 tie by New Zealand and Paraguay defeated Slovakia 2-0.
European champion Spain beat 10-man Chile 2-1 at the World Cup to set up a round-of-16 game against Portugal. The Chileans also advanced and will face Brazil for a place in the quarterfinals.
"Nelson Mandela had everyone against him and without firing a gun he changed the way people thought about him."
- Carlos Dunga on Jul 22, 2014