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Dunga hired again as Brazil soccer coach after World Cup failures

Brazil has hired Dunga as its new national team coach as he returns to a job he held four years ago.

The 50-year-old Dunga replaces Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned last week after Brazil failed to win the World Cup. Brazil was eliminated in the semifinals in a humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany.

The Brazilian federation confirmed the appointment Tuesday at its headquarters in suburban Rio de Janeiro.

Dunga was the captain of Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning team and coached the national team in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He was dismissed after Brazil lost 2-1 in the quarterfinals to the Netherlands.