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Neymar sends Brazil into Confederations Cup semis
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Neymar sends Brazil into Confederations Cup semis

Jun 20 2013, 3:24am CDT | by

Fortaleza (Brazil), June 20 (IANS) Neymar scored a goal and set up another as Brazil overcame Mexico 2-0 and secured their place in the FIFA Confederations Cup semi-finals.

Fortaleza (Brazil), June 20 — Neymar scored a goal and set up another as Brazil overcame Mexico 2-0 and secured their place in the FIFA Confederations Cup semi-finals. Neymar struck in the ninth...

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Neymar sends Brazil into Confederations Cup semis

Jun 20 2013, 3:24am CDT | by

Fortaleza (Brazil), June 20 (IANS) Neymar scored a goal and set up another as Brazil overcame Mexico 2-0 and secured their place in the FIFA Confederations Cup semi-finals.

Fortaleza (Brazil), June 20 — Neymar scored a goal and set up another as Brazil overcame Mexico 2-0 and secured their place in the FIFA Confederations Cup semi-finals.

Neymar struck in the ninth minute at the Arena Castelao Wednesday night with a left-footed volley after Hulk's cross was headed clear by Francisco Rodriguez, reports Xinhua.

Former Manchester City striker Jo doubled the lead in second-half stoppage time after Neymar dribbled past two defenders and delivered a precise cross from the left edge of the penalty area.

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari admitted his team still had room for improvement despite the seemingly comprehensive scoreline.

"The result was positive but in certain moments we had difficulties," Scolari said. "We have to work hard to correct those problems. But it is the spirit of this team that is most important. It is getting stronger with every match."

For Brazil, the victory also went some way to atoning for last year's Olympic final in London, when Mexico defeated the South Americans 2-1 at Wembley stadium.

Brazil took control of the match from the outset, dictating possession and posing a constant threat to Jose Corona's goal.

Minutes after Neymar's opener, the hosts almost made it 2-0 when Alves spotted Corona off his line only for his clever chip to narrowly sail over the keeper's head.

Hulk and Neymar also missed chances to score Brazil's second by firing just wide of the target before half time.

Mexico's best chance came late in the second half when Andres Guardado's shot was kept out by a lunging David Luiz clearance.

Scolari admitted he now faces a selection dilemma after Jo scored his second goal in as many matches as a second-half substitute.

"It's great that we have players pushing to be included in the starting lineup," Scolari said. "We have a very strong squad and it means I have to have a good think about who is going to play.

Brazil's final group match is against Italy at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador Saturday while Mexico face Japan at Belo Horizonte's Mineirao stadium the same day.

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Since Brazil's capitulation at the hands of Germany over two weeks ago now, theories have been rife as to what needs to be done to repair the damage to the nation's reputation. Who needs to be brought in, and how the best can be gained from what is generally considered a limited crop of international-class players to choose from. The first step has at least been taken, with Dunga being handed the manager's job for a ...
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5 days ago

Dunga officially presented as new Brazil manager [Video]

Jul 22 2014 4:24pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Brazil v Germany: Semi Final - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
This is not a nightmare, Brazilian fans: Dunga has really been officially presented as the new Brazil manager. With Luiz Felipe Scolari resigning (before he was royally sacked) in the wake of Brazil’s horror-show World Cup, the notion of Dunga resuming charge of the Seleção must have seemed like a bad joke a week ago, but it’s come to pass. The 1994 World Cup winning-captain and coach during the 2010 World Cup was unveiled to the media today, and vouced for by CB ...
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6 days ago

Dunga is new Brazil boss

Jul 22 2014 9:15am CDT | Source: Winner Sports

Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) Unveils New Coach Dunga
Brazil are said to have appointed Dunga as their new manager. The former captain and boss has returned as manager following the sacking of Luiz Felipe Scolari. The Brazilian FA have yet to confirm the appointment but the deal is all but done. Dunga is close friends with new Brazilian director of football Gilmar Rinaldi and talks have been on-going for the past few days. Rinaldi was a goalkeeper in the 1994 team and Dunga had reached a quick agr ...
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6 days ago

Neymar: Brazil Has Fallen Behind Germany and Spain

Jul 21 2014 4:33pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Brazil v Germany: Semi Final - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Brazilian forward Neymar claims that his nation has been surpassed by Germany and Spain in football. The Selecao is set to appoint former national team manager Dunga as Luiz Felipe Scolari's replacement, per The Guardian. However, the move isn't a popular one for Brazilians. Speaking to Brazilian newspaper Globo (h/t Sky Sports), Neymar had some scathing words about the state of football in the country. The Barcelona forward also discussed whether Scolari was ...
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6 days ago

Reports: Brazil set to hire Dunga as coach

Jul 21 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) Unveils New Coach Dunga
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post. Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the World Cup — eliminated in a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals. Reports say Dunga will get the job, although the Brazilian football confederation has declined to confirm the appointment. Dunga ...
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6 days ago

Reports: Brazil set to hire Dunga as coach

Jul 21 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) Unveils New Coach Dunga
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post. Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the World Cup — eliminated in a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals. Reports say Dunga will get the job, although the Brazilian football confederation has dec ...
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6 days ago

Reports: Brazil set to hire Dunga as coach

Jul 21 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) Unveils New Coach Dunga
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post. Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the World Cup — eliminated in a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals. Reports say Dunga will get the job, although the Brazilian football confederation has declined to confirm the appointmen ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 days ago

Reports: Brazil set to hire Dunga as coach

Jul 21 2014 10:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) Unveils New Coach Dunga
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post. Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the World Cup — eliminated in a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals. Reports say Dunga will get the job, although the Brazilian football confederation has declined to confirm the appointment. ...
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1 week ago

Dunga expected to return to role as Brazil head coach as a replacement for Luis Felipe Scolari

Jul 21 2014 4:46am CDT | Source: Telegraph

Brazil v Germany: Semi Final - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Former World Cup-winning captain Dunga is favoured to serve for the second time as national coach and will be named as Luiz Felipe Scolari's succes ...
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1 week ago

Dunga returns to manage Brazil for a second time, will be presented on Tuesday [Globo Esporte]

Jul 20 2014 5:35pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Brazil v Germany: Semi Final - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Brazil are set to appoint Dunga as coach for a second time as they name the successor to Luiz Felipe Scolari, according to Brazilian news site Globo Esporte. Dunga previously managed Brazil from 2006 to 2010 but was fired after being knocked out at the quarter-final stage of the 2010 World Cup by Holland. As well as this, the former Brazil captain was criticized for his pragmatic approach and for betraying the country’s rich tradition in playing ...
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