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CBF Appoints Carlos Dunga Coach Of Brazil National Team To Succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 09.22.2014 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

The Confederation of Brazilian Football (CBF) today confirmed its selection of Carlos Dunga as coach of the Brazilian national team. Dunga succeeds Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil's disappointing performance at the World Cup.

Brazilians Celebrate 'Most Congenial Nation' Award at World Cup

Kipp Friedman | Posted 09.13.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

Indeed, many in the soccer-crazed nation of over 202 million said the Most Congenial Nation award was a necessary first step in a long healing process.

Brazil Coach OUT

AP | By TALES AZZONI | Posted 09.13.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Mon...

A Preview of Luiz Felipe Scolari's Likely Brazil Squad for the 2014 World Cup

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 06.28.2014 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will announce his 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup on May 7.

Scolari Closes in on 2014 World Cup Roster With Europe-based Player Selections For South Africa Friendly

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 04.14.2014 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari announced the selection of 16 Europe-based players for Brazil's friendly against South Africa on March 5.

Brazil Scrape by Chile 2-1 Thanks to Goals by Hulk and Robinho

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil edged to a 2-1 victory over Chile in a closely contested friendly in Tuesday's friendly in Toronto.

Brazil Pummels Honduras 5-0 As Scolari's Bench Players Underscore Depth of Selecao's Talent

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil delivered an impressive display of goal scoring power against Honduras with a 5-0 victory in Saturday's friendly in Miami that underscored the depth of talent amongst their bench players, most of whom were responsible for today's goals.

Brazil Defeats South Korea 2-0 Thanks to Goals by Neymar and Oscar

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Confronted with a pacy, skilled South Korean side playing at home in Seoul, Brazil struggled to break down the South Korean defense in the opening stages despite owning the lion's share of possession.

Neymar Scores Sensational Solo Goal as Brazil Defeat Portugal 3-1 in Boston

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 11.11.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Posterboy Neymar scored a sensational solo goal in the 34th minute by picking up the ball outside of the box and running at the heart of the Portuguese defense despite being surrounded by five players.

Neymar and Jo Lead Brazil To 6-0 Victory Against Australia

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 11.09.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil cruised to a 6-0 victory over Australia in Saturday's friendly in Brasilia in an impressive display of goalscoring skill, aerial prowess, midfield creativity and defensive hustle.

Brazil's Luiz Felipe Scolari Recalls Maicon and Ramires for Portugal and Australia Friendlies

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 10.22.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named a strong squad for upcoming friendlies against Australia and Portugal in what amounts to the clearest possible indication that "Big Phil" is closing in on his final roster for the 2014 World Cup.

Brazil Thrashes Spain 3-0 in Confederations Cup Final

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.31.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil defeated reigning World Champions Spain 3-0 to secure their third consecutive Confederations Cup title and restore their reputation as one of the best footballing nations in the world at the Maracana Stadium on Sunday.

Neymar and Fred Lead Brazil to 4-2 Victory Over Italy in Confederations Cup

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.23.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

With this victory, Brazil retained the distinction of remaining unbeaten against Italy for 31 years, since their epic World Cup encounter in 1982.

Neymar Dazzles As Brazil Defeat Mexico 2-0 And Advance to Confederations Cup Semifinals

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.20.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

The match showcased Neymar's ability to "bear the weight" of Brazil's legendary number 10 shirt, which was recently given to him by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Brazil Open Confederations Cup With 3-0 Victory Over Japan

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.17.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil delivered an emphatic 3-0 victory against Japan in their opening game of the Confederations Cup thanks to goals from Neymar, Paulinho and Jo.

Three Quick Observations On Brazil's Landmark 3-0 Victory Against France In Porto Alegre

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.10.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil secured their first victory against France since 1992 with a decisive 3-0 victory on Sunday in Porto Alegre. Sunday's victory represents sweet revenge for Brazil given that they were eliminated by France in the 2006 and 1998 World Cups.

Brazil and England Play to Memorable 2-2 Draw At Renovated Maracana Stadium

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 08.03.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil and England played to a memorable 2-2 draw at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro Sunday in a game where Brazil dominated possession and England fought back on the counter-attack.

Scolari Drops Ronaldinho and Kaka as Youth Triumphs in Brazil's Confederations Cup Squad

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.16.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Like the 2014 World Cup, the 2013 Confederations Cup is based in Brazil and thereby gives FIFA an opportunity to assess the match-readiness of Brazil's stadiums and infrastructure and participating coaches and teams the experience of playing competitive football in Brazil.

Three Promising Signs For Brazil in Their Disappointing 2-2 Draw Against Chile

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 06.26.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil's 2-2 draw against Chile on Wednesday was one of the most horrendous displays by the Selecao in recent memory. The fullbacks and defensive midfield were nonexistent, and overall, the team didn't play as a team at all, but rather as a collection of atomized individuals.

Neymar and Ronaldinho Lead Brazil to 4-0 Victory Over Bolivia

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 06.07.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil pranced to their first victory under newly appointed coach Luis Felipe Scolari with an impressive 4-0 win over Bolivia in Santa Cruz de la Sierra on Saturday.

Fred Comes to the Rescue to Help Brazil Tie Russia 1-1

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.26.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

The main cause of concern, however, hinges around Neymar and whether he can be unleashed to display his unique blend of skill and vision on the international stage.

Brazil and Italy Play to Breathtaking 2-2 Draw in Geneva

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.22.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Like Menezes, Scolari has begun by tinkering with the Brazilian midfield. Thus far, he has avoided the temptation to opt for a defensive stopper qua Lucas Leiva and stayed true to Telê Santana's vision of having four creative midfielders in deep and attacking positions.

Kaka Recalled for Brazil Squad Against Italy and Russia While Ronaldinho Omitted

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 05.06.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named a strong Brazil squad for the upcoming friendlies against Italy and Russia on March 21 and March 25, respective...

Scolari Recalls Ronaldinho and Hernanes to Brazil Squad for England Friendly

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named an intriguing squad for Brazil's Feb. 6 friendly against England at Wembley Stadium by including a handful of e...

5 Things to Expect From Brazil's New Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 03.03.2013 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

As the debate about the correctness of the CBF's decision to fire Mano Menezes continues, Menezes' successor, Luiz Felipe Scolari, has remained tight-lipped about his tactical plan for the future of the Brazilian national football team.