Updated: Tuesday, 22 July 2014 22:14 | By Agence France-Presse

Brazil appoint Dunga as Scolari successor

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Tuesday appointed Dunga as coach, replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari, whose contract was not renewed after the hosts' World Cup semi-final thrashing by Germany.

Brazil appoint Dunga as Scolari successor

Former Brazilian player Dunga attends the closing ceremony prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup final match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014 - by Nelson Almeida

Dunga, 50 and Brazil's 1994 World-Cup winning skipper, takes the reins for a second time having led the Selecao at the 2010 tournament.

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