Category Archives: Brazil

Brazil Coach Dunga Sacked

Brazil coach Dunga has been sacked by the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) following their shock World Cup quarter final defeat to the Netherlands. Dunga – full name Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri – captained Brazil to victory in 1994 but could … Continue reading

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Netherlands 2-1 Brazil

Move over Switzerland: we have a new shock of the tournament. Barely anyone gave the Netherlands a chance coming into this match, and they lived up to expectations in the first half of this pulsating, often bad-tempered encounter. But in … Continue reading

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Dunga Hits Back At Cruyff Criticism

Brazil coach Dunga has dimissed criticism of his team by Dutch legend Johan Cruyff ahead of the two nations’ World Cup quarter final clash in Port Elizabeth this afternoon. Cruyff, part of the Dutch side in the 1970s that pioneered … Continue reading

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Brazil 3-0 Chile

Brazil will face the Netherlands in the quarter finals after this routine win, but it will likely not be the classic contest the two nations’ pedigree would suggest. Once again this was a functional Brazilian performance but there was still … Continue reading

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Portugal 0-0 Brazil

If this match report is late, it has nothing to do with this being one of four matches played on Friday, before an especially sunny and sociable weekend. Nope. It’s just taken this long to get over the trauma. Because … Continue reading

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Brazil 3-1 Ivory Coast

Brazil sealed qualification for the second round with a fine win over Ivory Coast here, though the scoreline rather flatters a display that was as much about coach Dunga’s defensive mindset as the traditional Brazilian values of quick passing and … Continue reading

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Brazil 2-1 North Korea

Sorry, “DPR Korea”, as they demand to be called. Either way North Korea joined New Zealand and South Africa in being patronised half to death by British broadcasters. They may have formed one third of George Bush’s Axis of Evil … Continue reading

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