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 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 (...)

Star turn: Ronaldo raises a trademark finger in celebration after scoring against Germany in the 2002 World Cup final. Photograph: Getty Images/Inpho

With the World Cup little more than three months away it was perhaps inevitable that football would be one of the main themes of this year’s c(...)