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Pato eyeing Brazil World Cup spot
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Pato eyeing Brazil World Cup spot

Sep 4 2013, 3:19am CDT | by IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 4 (IANS) Alexandre Pato hopes his return to Brazil's football national team for Saturday's friendly against Australia will pave the way for a dream World Cup berth.

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 4 — Alexandre Pato hopes his return to Brazil's football national team for Saturday's friendly against Australia will pave the way for a dream World Cup berth. Pato has been...

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Pato eyeing Brazil World Cup spot

Sep 4 2013, 3:19am CDT | by IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 4 (IANS) Alexandre Pato hopes his return to Brazil's football national team for Saturday's friendly against Australia will pave the way for a dream World Cup berth.

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 4 — Alexandre Pato hopes his return to Brazil's football national team for Saturday's friendly against Australia will pave the way for a dream World Cup berth.

Pato has been drafted into Luiz Felipe Scolari's squad for the match at Brasilia's Mane Garrincha stadium after the withdrawal of Fred due to injury, reports Xinhua.

"I feel honoured. I was 17 when I scored my first goal for the national team and started the road to where I am now," Pato said Tuesday.

"Unfortunately there have been some pauses, some injuries that didn't allow me to show my best form. But now I'm back and I'm going to try to hold on to my place until the (2014) World Cup."

Pato's return to the international fold comes after a harrowing three-year period. Injuries forced him out of contention for the 2010 World Cup and he managed just 25 games in the following two seasons for AC Milan before his January move to Corinthians.

After his inauspicious start for the Brazilian club, Pato has found his best form. Arguably his best match of the season came Sunday, when he scored twice in Corinthians' 4-0 win over Flamengo.

He is now intent on repaying Scolari's faith.

"This is what I have been wanting since I came back to Brazil," Pato said.

"My objective has always been to play for my country. I've been able to string some games together and now I'm ready to do my best for the Selecao."

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Dunga officially presented as new Brazil manager [Video]

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

Brazil Training Session and Press Conference - 2014 FIFA World Cup
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 unveil ...
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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 Du ...
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Neymar: Brazil Has Fallen Behind Germany and Spain

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

Brazil Training Session and Press Conference - 2014 FIFA World Cup
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 whethe ...
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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 ...
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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 w ...
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3 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 f ...
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3 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 confeder ...
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4 days 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 Training Session and Press Conference - 2014 FIFA World Cup
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 success ...
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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 Training Session and Press Conference - 2014 FIFA World Cup
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 c ...
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