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Brazil's football confederation fires coach Dunga

  • Brazil’s head coach Dunga, second from right, and Philippe Coutinho (22) leave the pitch after a 1-0 loss to Peru as Peru's Paolo Guerrero, left, and Andy Polo celebrate after a Copa America Group B soccer match on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Brazil’s head coach Dunga, second from right, and Philippe Coutinho (22) leave the pitch after a 1-0 loss to Peru as Peru's Paolo Guerrero, left, and Andy Polo celebrate after a Copa America Group B soccer match on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brazil's head coach Dunga, left, speaks to technical director Gilmar Rinaldi during a Copa America Group B soccer practice at Gillette Stadium, Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. Brazil faces Peru on Sunday in a Group B match. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Brazil's head coach Dunga, left, speaks to technical director Gilmar Rinaldi during a Copa America Group B soccer practice at Gillette Stadium, Saturday, June 11, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. Brazil faces Peru on Sunday in a Group B match. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

Brazil's football confederation has fired national coach Dunga in the wake of the team's elimination from the Copa America in the United States.

The confederation announced Dunga's dismissal in a brief statement Tuesday, adding that the search for a new coach has begun.

Gilmar Rinaldi, the team's general manager, was also fired

Brazil failed to get past the group stage after drawing 0-0 with Ecuador, beating Haiti 7-1 and losing 1-0 to Peru on Sunday.