Marcelo, Dani Alves Dropped as Dunga Rings Changes in First Brazil squad

Dunga took over as Brazil's coach after their traumatic semi-final exit from the FIFA World Cup 2014.

updated: August 19, 2014 22:55 IST
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Brazil defender Marcelo, who scored an own goal in the opening match of FIFA World Cup 2014, has been dropped by new coach Dunga.


New Brazil coach Dunga announced the first squad of his second spell in charge of the Selecao on Tuesday, with only 10 of those who featured at the World Cup making the cut. (Luis Suarez pledges to never bite again)

After the traumatic semi-final exit from the World Cup at the semi-final stage to Germany last month, Brazil parted company with Luiz Felipe Scolari and brought back Dunga, the coach of the team at the 2010 World Cup. (Jose Mourinho praises 'maestro' Cesc Fabregas)

He named a squad of 22 players for the friendlies against Colombia in Miami on September 5 and Ecuador in New Jersey four days later. (Bayern Munich without Schweinsteiger for 'several weeks')

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