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Corinthians’ Tite to succeed Dunga as Brazil national team boss

Tite has been wildly successful at Corinthians.

Corinthians president Roberto de Andrade has announced Tite has agreed to succeed Dunga as Brazil national team manager, but the Brazilian federation says no accord has been struck with any coach. Dunga and national team coordinator Gilmar Rinaldi were relieved of their duties on Tuesday in the wake of a disappointing Copa America Centenario campaign. Brazil crashed out at the ...

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Copa America: Kaka ruled out for Brazil with injury

Kaka, who made his Brazil debut in 2002, became Orlando's first designated player in 2014

Brazil’s Kaka is out of the Copa America with a muscle injury and will be replaced by Paulo Henrique Ganso. The former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder, who now plays for Orlando City in Major League Soccer, was a late replacement for Douglas Costa. Kaka, 34, is the fifth player to withdraw from the squad and is expected to ...

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Neymar to miss Copa America after Barcelona strike deal with Brazil

Neymar celebrates with team-mate Lionel Messi after scoring in the 8-0 win at Deportivo

Neymar will play for Brazil at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics but will skip the Copa America, Barcelona said on Wednesday. The news was announced after the 8-0 La Liga win over Deportivo, with Neymar netting one of the goals to end the forward’s five-game scoreless run. Neymar had said he wanted to play in both tournaments and the Brazilian ...

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Mexico get Germany, Brazil have South Africa in 2016 Olympic football draw

Mexico won gold in London four years ago.

Defending Olympic champions Mexico have been drawn against Germany, Fiji and South Korea in the Group C of the men’s football tournament this summer. Mexico, who beat Brazil 2-1 in the 2012 final at Wembley Stadium in London to win their first-ever football gold at the Olympics, won the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship to reach Rio — along with ...

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Dani Alves saves Brazil in 2-2 draw with Paraguay

Football Soccer - Paraguay v Brazil - World Cup 2018 Qualifier - Defensores del Chaco Stadium - Asuncion, Paraguay - 29/3/16. Daniel Alves (15) of Brazil celebrates his goal near teammates.    REUTERS/Mario Valdez

Dario Lezcano and Edgar Benitez struck for the home team to secure an excellent victory for the Guarani, but Ricardo Oliveira hit back before the full-back’s equaliser Dani Alves was Brazil’s unlikely hero as the Selecao salvaged a 2-2 draw against Paraguay, striking in the last minute to take a share of the points. Trailing 2-0 with 11 minutes remaining ...

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Pep Guardiola wanted to coach Brazil, says Dani Alves

Pep and Dani Alves (Image credit: Getty Images)

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola wanted to coach Brazil at last year’s World Cup, says defender Dani Alves. The Barcelona full-back said his former boss at the Nou Camp had a plan to make the hosts world champions again. But Alves claimed Brazilian football officials were afraid of hiring a foreign coach for the national side. “Pep said he wanted ...

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Copa America 2015: Sorry Brazil exits on penalties to Paraguay

Brazil's players trudge off after exiting the 2015 Copa America on penalties to Paraguay

Brazil’s hopes of restoring national pride after its disastrous 2014 World Cup exit were cruelly dashed after losing a penalty shootout to Paraquay to exit the Copa America Saturday at the quarterfinal stage. The match had ended 1-1 in regulation play before underdog Paraguay won the shootout 4-3 to send Dunga’s men home. It was a repeat of the result ...

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QUAO’s Monday Moanings: Kotoko lose… again, Young Serbian kings


Citi Sports’ Nathan Quao returns with his weekly column and today, he looks at Asante Kotoko (once again), Serbia’s victory in the World U-20 tournament and Argentina’s bizarre struggles in the Copa America. Kotoko spiked by Liberty Yet again, defending Ghanaian champions Asante Kotoko appear in my write-up and they are here once again for the same reason as the ...

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Brazil reach Copa America knockout stage

Brazilian players celebrating Thiago Silva's goal (Image credit: AFP)

Thiago Silva and Roberto Firmino scored in each half to seal Brazil’s place at the quarter-final stage of the Copa America as they defeated Venezuela. Silva volleyed home a corner from Robinho – starting in place of Neymar following his tournament ban – early on before Firmino converted Willian’s cross, with Miku scoring a consolation. Brazil will now face Paraguay ...

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