Brazil's New Coach Dunga has no 'Blacklist' for Players

Despite several players in the Brazilian team not performing in the FIFA World Cup, new coach Dunga says he will let competence define who gets to play and who is made to sit out.

updated: August 01, 2014 23:39 IST
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Dunga takes over from Felipe Scolari who was criticised after Brazil's performance in the World Cup.


Brasilia: New Brazil coach Dunga declared on Friday that competence is all that matters to him and added that there is no "blacklist" for players who underperformed at the World Cup.

"Competence is all that matters when it comes to choosing a national team, not friendship or marketing," said the former midfielder, who captained Brazil to World Cup glory in 1994 and then coached the Selecao at the 2010 finals. (Also read: Hiddink begins second stint as Dutch coach)

Dunga was brought back for a second spell at the helm as Brazil look to pick up the pieces following their traumatic World Cup campaign, which ended in a record-breaking 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semi-finals last month.

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