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Last Updated: Monday, 24 July 2006, 21:31 GMT 22:31 UK
Brazil appoint Dunga as new coach
Dunga was skipper of Brazil's 1994 world champions
Dunga was skipper of Brazil's 1994 world champions
Former captain Dunga has been named as the new coach of Brazil.

The skipper of Brazil's 1994 World Cup winners replaces Carlos Alberto Parreira, who quit after Brazil lost to France in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Ricardo Teixeira, president of Brazil's football federation (CBF), said: "The choice of Dunga will fully satisfy the desires of Brazilian fans."

Dunga, who is on the board of directors at QPR, has no previous coaching experience in the game.

But the 42-year-old said: "I want to bring the same determination I had as a player.

"Motivation and will to win are fundamental for anyone who wants to wear the shirt of the Brazilian national team."

His first game will be a friendly with Norway on 16 August in Oslo.

Brazil are not due to play any competitive games until next year's Copa America in Venezuela.

As well as leading Brazil to victory in 1994, Dunga also played in the 1990 and 1998 World Cups.

He made 116 appearances for Brazil and also won the Confederations Cup in 1997 and the Copa America in 1989 and 1997.

Former national team coaches Wanderley Luxemburgo and Luiz Felipe Scolari had been linked with the job, along with Paulo Autuori, who took Sao Paulo to the Copa Libertadores and World Club Championship last year.

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