MANO MENEZES

  • Kaka vows to earn Brazil World Cup berth March 19, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Kaka has vowed to do "everything he can" to regain his place as a regular starter in Brazil's national football team ahead of next year's FIFA World Cup. The 2007 FIFA world player of the year was absent from Brazil's 1-2 loss to England at Wembley Stadium...
  • Scolari to be named Brazil coach: Source November 28, 2012

    Brasilia: Luiz Felipe Scolari is set to be named as the new coach of 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil on Thursday, a source close to Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) told Reuters on Wednesday. Scolari, who led Brazil to their last World Cup title in 2002 and was heavily favoured to...
  • Menezes sacking throws Brazil federation into turmoil November 27, 2012

    Rio De Janeiro: Brazil's decision to sack coach Mano Menezes has opened a rift in the country's football federation (CBF) and left a key director saying he was on the brink of quitting. As speculation over Menezes' eventual replacement increased, Andres Sanchez, the CBF's national teams director and a friend...
  • World Cup hosts Brazil fire national team coach November 24, 2012

    Sao Paulo: 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 fivetimes world champions have won six of their last eight games,...
  • Kaka in Brazil squad for friendly against Colombia October 30, 2012

    Rio de Janeiro: Kaka has kept his place in the Brazil squad after his impressive return last month but Shakhtar Donetsk players were again overlooked by coach Mano Menezes. Menezes, naming his squad for next month's friendly against Colombia in the United States, also declined to give Ronaldinho another chance...
  • 'India should follow Japan model for improvement' October 22, 2012

    Kolkata: Brazilian World Cup winner Dunga on Monday urged India should take a cue from Japan to develop their standard of football. "One can learn from the way Japan did it. They brought in talented coaches from outside like Brazil to train them. The youngsters should also be given training...
  • Lacklustre Brazil struggle to beat South Africa 10 September 8, 2012

    Sao Paulo: A disappointing Brazil beat South Africa 10 in a friendly on Friday but the lacklustre performance cast further doubts on coach Mano Menezes's future in the job. Menezes sent out an attacking team but they struggled to break down the dogged South Africans and the match was only decided...
  • Menezes' position uncertain after Olympic loss August 13, 2012

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil's football confederation (CBF) has refused to guarantee the future of underpressure coach Mano Menezes. Menezes, who is one of the few international coaches to be also in charge of his country's under23 team, has faced calls for his sacking after Brazil's 12 loss to Mexico in Saturday's...