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(...)

 Argentinian fans celebrate after the penalty shootout fagainst the  the Netherlands  at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil. More fans are making theoir way to Rio for the final.   Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA 0:52

Still in shock at the destruction of their national team by Germany on Tuesday, Brazilians now fear they are about to have salt grinded into their wou(...)

Ill-advised: Neymar appears in an ad for 7-UP. Oh dear.

Neymar, please, no more Unfortunate Sponsorship Deals of our Times: Neymar and 7UP, as 14 gazillion people in cyberspace pointed out when Germa(...)