Yearender: Germany triumphant, Brazil eclipsed in dramatic year
Yearender: Germany triumphant, Brazil eclipsed in dramatic year

A superb World Cup featuring one of the greatest upsets in the sport`s history, Germany`s fourth title and the duel between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be the world`s best were among the soccer highlights of 2014.

Dunga trying to repair World Cup damage: Ronaldo
Dunga trying to repair World Cup damage: Ronaldo

Dunga faces an uphill battle to repair the scars of Brazil`s World Cup campaign, but was at least looking like he might be on the right path, according to former striker Ronaldo.

Roberto Firmino strike gives Brazil sixth straight win under Dunga
Roberto Firmino strike gives Brazil sixth straight win under Dunga

Brazil chalked up their sixth successive win since Dunga replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari as coach following the World Cup when they beat Austria 2-1 with a stunning late drive by Roberto Firmino on Tuesday.

Hulk defends Brazil absence
Hulk defends Brazil absence

Brazil forward Hulk has defended his absence from the national squad for his country`s first post-World Cup friendlies under new coach Dunga, who appears to have frozen him out for missing the games in September.

Brazil turn to youth to revive football fortunes
Brazil turn to youth to revive football fortunes

Brazil's football federation has announced plans to build 15 training centres designed to develop young players.

Dunga has restored Brazil's confidence: Carlos Alberto Parreira
Dunga has restored Brazil's confidence: Carlos Alberto Parreira

Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has praised the Selecao's resurgence under new manager Dunga.

Dunga wary of Brazil injuries on sandy Singapore surface
Dunga wary of Brazil injuries on sandy Singapore surface

Singapore`s sandy pitch heightens the risk of injuries and the lack of grass makes passing football difficult, Brazil coach Dunga said on Monday ahead of their friendly against Asian champions Japan.

Sao Paulo keeper scores penalty, misses another in draw
Sao Paulo keeper scores penalty, misses another in draw

Veteran Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni converted one penalty before missing another in a 2-2 Brazilian championship draw against Flamengo, who were left fuming over the referee.

Dunga brings in fresh defensive blood in Brazil ranks for Asian swing
Dunga brings in fresh defensive blood in Brazil ranks for Asian swing

Brazil coach Dunga named fresh defensive blood Wednesday in the shape of CSKA Moscow defender Mario Fernandes and Inter Milan defender Dodo in naming his squad for an Asian tour comprising games aganst Argentina and Japan in Beijing and Singapore.

Dunga delivering, say Brazilian federation
Dunga delivering, say Brazilian federation

Brazil coach Dunga can be satisfied with his first few weeks back in charge of the national side emerging from the ashes of the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Wednesday after an overnight friendly win over Ecuador.

Neymar creator as Brazil do the minimum
Neymar creator as Brazil do the minimum

Brazil`s media were underwhelmed Wednesday following a 1-0 win over Ecuador in New Jersey which saw Neymar turn creator, setting up a Willian goal to give new coach Dunga a second friendly success since replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Neymar strikes but Brazil fail to win over media
Neymar strikes but Brazil fail to win over media

With Neymar back in their ranks and scoring the only goal, Brazil gave Dunga a winning start in his second spell in charge -- although a 1-0 friendly success over Colombia left media unimpressed.

Dunga rings changes in first Brazil squad

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.

Gremio give Luiz Felipe Scolari first win, Fred fluffs Flu penalty

Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari enjoyed his first win since returning to Gremio and Fluminense forward Fred missed a penalty in their 2-0 defeat against Botafogo in the Brazilian championship.

Brazil confirms October football friendly against Japan

Brazil will meet Japan in a friendly at Singapore`s National Stadium Oct 14, the South American country`s football confederation has said.

Japan to face Brazil in October football friendly

Asian champions Japan will face Brazil in a friendly in Singapore on October 14, in a high-profile test for new coach Javier Aguirre, the Japan Football Association (JFA) said Thursday.

Dunga eyeing three players for every position

Brazil coach Dunga has revealed he is considering three players for every position as part of an expected overhaul of the national football team.

I need a hug, says Luiz Felipe Scolari on Gremio return

Luiz Felipe Scolari said he needed a hug and some affection as the former Brazil coach returned on Wednesday to his favourite club Gremio after an 18-year absence.

Luiz Felipe Scolari joins Gremio after Brazil flop

Luiz Felipe Scolari did not have to wait long to find work after his Brazil World Cup disaster as he was announced as Gremio`s new coach on Tuesday.

Dunga names Brazil`s assistant coaches

Brazil`s new coach Dunga has named former Internacional assistant manager Andrey Lopes as his deputy.