Dunga, the Brazil head coach, blamed a virus that hit several players for his team's early elimination from the Copa America at the hands of Paraguay.
GORDON Marshall has been appointed as Jim Leighton's replacement as Aberdeen goalkeeping coach.
THERE is more than a bit of irony in the fact that Brazil - the most populous nation at the higher end of world football and one historically blessed with strength in depth - should end up being, basically, about a single man.
THERE may be more picturesque spots in Ayrshire for a stroll down memory lane but few more fitting than Somerset Park, certainly when the mind turns to football.
RINO GATTUSO, the former Rangers and AC Milan midfielder, is poised to bounce back into management in Italy with the World Cup winner being unveiled today as the new coach of Serie B side Novara.