Carlos Dunga, the captain of Brazil’s 1994 World Cup winning side has been announced as the new coach of the Selecao following theresignation of Parreira. Dunga’s contract is to cover the World Cups of 2010 in South Africa and 2014 which may be held in Brazil.
Dunga declared that he wants to bring the same characteristics that he showed as a player to the national team, “motivation and a will to win are the keys to wearing the national shirt“. Judging from their abject performances in Germany, these are two qualities which are currently very much lacking.
As a player Dunga played at the World Cup finals of 1990, 1994 and 1998. He won 96 caps in all winning 66, drawing 21 and losing 9, scoring 6 goals in the process. Apart from the World Cup he also won 2 Copa Americas (1989 and 1997) and 1 Confederations Cup (1997). Canarinha fans everywhere will be hoping that he can recreate this success as a coach.