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Nov 19, 2014

Soccer-Dogmatic Dunga papers over Brazil’s cracks

VIENNA, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Dunga’s return as Brazil coach has brought a quick fix after their traumatic World Cup when more profound, long-term changes were needed.

The South Americans made it six wins out of six under the snarling former midfielder when they beat Austria 2-1 on Tuesday.

Nov 18, 2014

Joyless Brazil chalk up another friendly win

VIENNA (Reuters) – Brazil chalked up their sixth straight win, all in friendlies, since the World Cup when they beat Austria 2-1 on Tuesday in a joyless performance marred by tactical fouls and a negative approach.

A stunning late strike by Roberto Firmino, his first for his country, won the match for Brazil, although Austria were the more enterprising team and could easily have gone in with a halftime lead.

Nov 18, 2014

Our results do the talking, says Brazil coach Dunga

VIENNA (Reuters) – Brazil’s results show that they are on the right track as they try to rebuild their shattered reputation following their traumatic World Cup, coach Dunga said after Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Austria.

Brazil have won all six matches since Dunga took over for a second stint in charge following the World Cup, where their campaign ended in tears with a 7-1 semi-final defeat by Germany.

Nov 18, 2014

Soccer-Our results do the talking, says Brazil coach Dunga

VIENNA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Brazil’s results show that they are on the right track as they try to rebuild their shattered reputation following their traumatic World Cup, coach Dunga said after Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Austria.

Brazil have won all six matches since Dunga took over for a second stint in charge following the World Cup, where their campaign ended in tears with a 7-1 semi-final defeat by Germany.

Nov 18, 2014

Soccer-Joyless Brazil chalk up another friendly win

VIENNA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Brazil chalked up their sixth straight win, all in friendlies, since the World Cup when they beat Austria 2-1 on Tuesday in a joyless performance marred by tactical fouls and a negative approach.

A stunning late strike by Roberto Firmino, his first for his country, won the match for Brazil, although Austria were the more enterprising team and could easily have gone in with a halftime lead.

Nov 17, 2014

Thiago Silva gets firm response from Dunga over captaincy

VIENNA (Reuters) – Brazil coach Dunga gave a predictably firm response on Monday to Thiago Silva’s complaints that nobody had told the defender he was no longer captain of the side.

Silva captained Brazil at this year’s World Cup, when he was praised for holding together a shaky back four, but was left out of the team for last week’s friendly in Turkey and could also start on the bench away to Austria on Tuesday.

Nov 17, 2014

Soccer-Thiago Silva gets firm response from Dunga over captaincy

VIENNA, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Brazil coach Dunga gave a predictably firm response on Monday to Thiago Silva’s complaints that nobody had told the defender he was no longer captain of the side.

Silva captained Brazil at this year’s World Cup, when he was praised for holding together a shaky back four, but was left out of the team for last week’s friendly in Turkey and could also start on the bench away to Austria on Tuesday.

Nov 14, 2014

FIFA faces renewed calls to publish Garcia report

BERNE (Reuters) – FIFA faced growing pressure to publish the full report of an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments on Friday amid uncertainty over where the tortuous process would head next.

FIFA was plunged into chaos on Thursday when its ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert said in a statement there were no grounds to reopen the controversial bidding process which led to Russia being given the 2018 World Cup and Qatar the 2022 finals.

Nov 14, 2014

FIFA has ‘no influence’ over ethics committee reports

BERNE (Reuters) – FIFA has no influence over reports produced by its Ethics Committee, soccer’s world governing body said on Friday amid criticism of the findings of an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cup hosting.

“The ethics committee is independent from FIFA and contains two separate chambers that mirror the system of justice in many countries with an investigatory chamber independent from the adjudicatory chamber,” FIFA said in a statement.

Nov 14, 2014

Soccer-FIFA faces renewed calls to publish Garcia report

BERNE, Nov 14 (Reuters) – FIFA faced growing pressure to publish the full report of an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments on Friday amid uncertainty over where the tortuous process would head next.

FIFA was plunged into chaos on Thursday when its ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert said in a statement there were no grounds to reopen the controversial bidding process which led to Russia being given the 2018 World Cup and Qatar the 2022 finals.