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Name Dunga
Spelling Carlos Dunga
  Carlos Verri Dunga
Gender Male
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Footballer

Affiliation

Org Brazil National Team
Club as Player Jubilo Iwata

Relationship

Teammate Aldair
  Roberto Carlos
  Ronaldo
  Rivaldo
  Leonardo
1998 07 12
World Cup 1998 final where France defeat Brazil 3-0. Zinedine Zidane score 2 goals with assist from Emmanuel Petit and Youri Djorkaeff. also final goal came from Emmanuel Petit with assist by Patrick Vieira

2010 07 01 Retrieve

[Dunga, the latest incumbent, views the whole discussion as a European plot to stop Brazil claiming a sixth world title] If we’re going to start up that debate again over playing pretty football, we’ll probably go another 24 years without winning (the World Cup) which is what the others want. The Europeans will be having a party and we will end up suffering

[Dunga has argued it is impossible to play what the Brazilian media refer to as ‘futebol-arte’ (artful football) or ‘Jogo Bonito’ (the Beautiful Game) when other teams simply shut up shop and pack their defence] When you play opponents who close ranks, you have to speed up the game, you misplace passes, you have to be persistent, it’s not easy to play against that sort of team.

[Asked about the huge expectations] We always have to win but, even when we win, they (the fans) are not happy because we didn’t put on a show. If we put on a show, they are not happy because we didn’‘t score six or seven goals. If we score six or seven goals, then they say that the opposition was no good

[Dunga even believes the 1970 team has been flattered by television] When they show highlights from 1970, all you see are the good parts. If we take the current Brazilian team and just show the best bits, fans will think it’s a spectacular team. But today, they show as many negative moments as good ones

2014 09 27 Retrieve

[Dunga on Neymar] Neymar is a benchmark in Brazilian and world football. It is logical that he likes to compete and he likes to win. He is a player who has to be demanded and motivated at all times – he likes that, to be challenged and provoked. He is similar in that way to Romario

2014 10 18 Retrieve

[Dunga explains Neymar’s performance against Japan] He had the flu, so we gave him more freedom. Usually he has to attack and come back into midfield and mark, but today he stayed up front. So the flu helped him score four goals!

2014 12 14 Retrieve

[Dunga on overlooking Marcelo] How many times did Marcelo go into attack at the World Cup? Twenty. How many goals did he score or create? None. How many times were we caught out with balls going over our defenders’ backs? Three or four. You don’t have to be a genius to see what went wrong

2015 06 27 Retrieve

[Dunga was asked to compare the pressure on his team in Chile with that of the side he captained to win the 1994 World Cup, Brazil’s first triumph in 24 years] Everything we did was bad [referring to criticism of his 1994 squad] I even think I am an Afro-descendant because I get hit so much. People look at me and think: ‘I’ll have a go at him’

[The comments provoked anger on social media, with some calling them racist while others said they acknowledged reality. Dunga later said in a statement published on the website of the Brazilian Football Confederation] I want to apologise to all those who could have felt offended with my comment about Afro-descendants. The way I expressed myself does not reflect my feelings or opinions

2017 08 10 Retrieve

[Dunga on Adriano] He is a champion, but he must rediscover his motivation, the right spirit and focus. Inter is like a national team: there are 18 champions in the squad. Every day Adriano must fight to keep his place

2018 01 29 Retrieve

[Dunga talks about Carlos Alberto Parreira who insists Romario room with the authoritative, focused captain Dunga] This was an example that football is not only won on the pitch. The intention was to try and focus Romario on what he really wanted, which was to be world champion, top scorer, the best player of the tournament. He put [me with him] a true friend, who could speak frankly

2019 07 14 Retrieve

[Dunga says Neymar should go where he is happiest] It’s important that he chooses where he’s going to be happy, where he will enjoy playing. People don’t understand that the Brazilian player is different from the European one. We like to play, to have fun, otherwise we get tense, sad … I hope that next season he can give us a lot of joy and demonstrate his full potential. It’s up to him. He has many qualities, technical quality. He does everything a player needs to do and has matured a lot. He wins fouls now and he likes more to score, and not only to dribble. I think he’s in a good moment

2019 11 05 Retrieve

[Dunga says AC Milan can’t expect 22-year-old Lucas Paqueta to solve their problems on his own] He immediately showed his value in Brazil with Flamengo and was brought to Italy. Everyone is expecting him to solve Milan’s problems. If he finds a team who is ready, he is a completely different player. He still needs to grow and understand how he can express himself in the best way. I think he could be a midfielder in the style of Nicola Berti