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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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Ex-Chelsea boss Scolari takes Gremio job

Jul 29 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Former Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has been named new coach of Gremio. NO, This article does not meet Newsnow ...
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Scolari takes over at Gremio

Jul 29 2014 3:59pm CDT | Source: espnstar.com

Luiz Felipe Scolari is back in football as coach of Brazilian top flight side Gre ...
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Dunga: Hairstyles should only be changed before or after the tournament

Jul 29 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: inside spanish football

Brazil manager Dunga has criticised Barcelona pair Neymar and Dani Alves as well as other members of the national side for their behaviour during the World Cup.   Dunga replaces Luiz Felipe Scolari after the Seleção’s humiliating exit in the semi-finals at the hands of Germany and another defeat to the Netherlands in the third-place p ...
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Alexandre Pato: Where Did Brazil Striker's Career Take a Wrong Turn?

Jul 25 2014 4:44am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

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 second time. His first test will be on September 5, again ...
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Dunga officially presented as new Brazil manager [Video]

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

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 CBF Preside ...
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Dunga is new Brazil boss

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

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 agreement for the forme ...
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Neymar: Brazil Has Fallen Behind Germany and Spain

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

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 ...
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1 week ago

Reports: Brazil set to hire Dunga as coach

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

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 d ...
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Reports: Brazil set to hire Dunga as coach

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

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 de ...
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1 week ago

Reports: Brazil set to hire Dunga as coach

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

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 was the captain o ...
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