Press Esc to close
Tuesday 04 August 2015
News updated at 5:13 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.6°C
Min : 21°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy
Breaking News

Brazil sack Menezes

Sao Paulo, Nov 24, 2012, Reuters: 

Brazil fired Mano Menezes on Friday, little more than 18 months before the country hosts the 2014 World Cup and just as the coach seemed close to finding his ideal team after two years of experimenting.

The five-times world champions have won six of their last eight games, scoring 26 goals in the process, and the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said the surprise decision had little to do with results.

"I don't think it was for negative results, if that was the case he could have been fired last year," national teams director Andres Sanchez said. "It was that the president (Jose Maria Marin) wants to change the way things are done."

Menezes made a brief statement on Twitter thanking the players and staff and wishing the squad the best of luck. "I wish every success to the Brazilian national side in fulfilling the fans' dream of winning the World Cup for a sixth time in 2014," he said.

A new coach will be chosen in early January, Sanchez added, with Luiz Felipe Scolari, who led Brazil to their fifth world title in 2002, among the favourites to take over.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Locals wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on River Ganga at Kalighat...

Locals wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on River Ganga at Kalighat...

Foreign tourists wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on Ganga river at Kalighat...

Foreign tourists wade through a waterlogged road after high tide on Ganga river at Kalighat...

Children sitting on the roof of a house in a flooded village at Satul in Murshidabad...

Children sitting on the roof of a house in a flooded village at Satul in Murshidabad...

Manish Malhotra with actress Aishwarya Rai on the ramp at the India Couture Week...

Manish Malhotra with actress Aishwarya Rai on the ramp at the India Couture Week...

Juhi Chawla at an interactive session on health hazards due to mobile radiations in Mumbai...

Juhi Chawla at an interactive session on health hazards due to mobile radiations in Mumbai...

Sania Mirza walks the ramp during a fashion show at India International Jewellery Week...

Sania Mirza walks the ramp during a fashion show at India International Jewellery Week...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bhopal on Monday to promote his upcoming film 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man'...

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bhopal on Monday to promote his upcoming film 'Manjhi - The Mountain Man'...

Sonam Kapoor walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Sonam Kapoor walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Kohli reacts at a hotel staff after arriving at Hotel Taj in Colombo...

Kohli reacts at a hotel staff after arriving at Hotel Taj in Colombo...

Chitrangada Singh walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Chitrangada Singh walks the ramp during India International Jewellery Week...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523