Brazil’s David Luiz argues with Paraguayan referee Antonio Arias during their Russia 2018 Fifa World Cup South American Qualifiers football match against Argentina, in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Getty Images

The international future of David Luiz looked to be in question after a poor performance and a needless sending off left coach Dunga fuming at his irr(...)

 Philippe Coutinho celebrates his wonderful winner against Manchester City, his third goal in seven games. Photograph: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Philippe Coutinho had not recovered from the pain of missing out on a World Cup in Brazil when the new Premier League season opened in August. Having(...)

Ronaldo in action back in 2004 for Brazil v Republic of Ireland in Lansdowne Road. Photograph: David Maher/Edi

Brazil’s new manager Dunga faces an uphill battle to repair the scars of Brazil’s World Cup campaign, but is at least looking like he might be on the (...)

 Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho  scores the third goal during a pre-season friendly against  Borussia Dortmund  at Anfield.

Liverpool 4 Borussia Dortmund 0 The World Cup heralded misery for Liverpool’s forward line this summer, even the one not involved. Philippe Coutinho(...)

Brazil’s new manager Dunga smiles during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:  REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

The return yesterday of Dunga as coach of Brazil’s national team breaks one of the most sensible but least observed rules in South American football m(...)

Brazil’s new manager Dunga smiles during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph:   Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Dunga has been named successor to Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil coach.The 1994 World Cup-winning captain this afternoon conducted a press conference a(...)

Brazil parted company with Luiz Felipe Scolari just hours after the end of a home World Cup in which they suffered two of their worst defeats in the tournament’s history. Photograph: Reuters

Brazil will reveal the identity of their new coach on Tuesday, the Brazilian Football Confederation has announced.Luiz Felipe Scolari stood down this (...)

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has announced his resignation. Photograph:    Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

After a day of rumours, it was confirmed by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) late on Monday that Luiz Felipe Scolari had resigned as manage(...)

Brazil captain Thiago Silva (left) and  coach Luiz Felipe Scolari (right)  during a press conference at Estadio National in Brasilia. Photograph: Robert Ghement / EPA

Luiz Felipe Scolari looks set to keep his job despite Brazil’s humiliating World Cup defeat to Germany. Brazil’s 200-million strong population was hop(...)

Luiz Felipe Scolari (left) gestures with Jose Maria Marin, the president of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), during a training session of the Brazilian national football team at the squad’s Granja Comary training complex on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images.

At Wednesday’s semi-final between Argentina and the Netherlands, aka The Day After, it was noticeable that most of the Brazilians in attendance, like(...)