It is hilarious how the mainstream press is still not calling Dunga's head for this! We couldn't get out of a group of Ecuador, Haiti and Peru!
Yes, Peru's goal was ridiculously illegal but then again we were lucky that an Ecuador goal was ruled out when it was questionable if the ball really went out of the pitch (I think it didn't). We could easily have lost that game then, like we probably should have got a point from the one last night. Still, no goals scored apart from the game against the barely professional Haitian side. What a joke.
Every day Dunga is in charge of the team is a day Brazil loses in trying to become a football power again. It makes absolutely no sense.
He failed in 2010. The press hated him then - it got to a point he publicly offended a journalist from Brazil's main tv station (Globo) during a press conference in South Africa. He was demonized; he left in shame; people were glad to see the back of him after the World Cup and hopeful that someone could bring back some attacking football after years of counter attacking. (The faith put in Mano Menezes was obviously misplaced, as I could have told you back then. Mano is f**king horrible as well)
Somehow Dunga got back the job. You know, because after losing 7-1 at home, the first action taken by CBF - in what many pointed out to be a major sign of the need to "rethink" things and "rebuild" the Brazilian national team setup - was to appoint the "highly qualified" Gilmar Rinaldi as technical coordinator of the national team (after hanging up his boots, Gilmar had worked as a football agent, his most famous client being the professional role model Adriano). Gilmar was backup goalkeeper in 1994, when Brazil won the WC with Dunga as captain - and he brought back his mate to be Brazil manager once more.
(FYI: between his failure and sacking in the 2010 World Cup, and being re-appointed manager post-2014 World Cup, Dunga managed a football club for the first time; the same where he started his playing career, Internacional. Despite having arguably one of the best squads in the country, he failed, and lost his job to former-goalkeeper-turned-manager Clemer - who would soon lose his job as well.)
So that's the person in charge of "rebuilding" a national team shattered after suffering the biggest humiliation of its history: a defensive midfielder of questionable technique with no managerial experience whose appointment made little sense back in 2006; a manager Brazilian fans hated for his defensive minded tactics and who failed in the 2010 World Cup, largely thanks to his decision to play Felipe Melo despite the fact everyone knew he was a f**king lunatic; a person whose public relation skills (or lack thereof) turned him into a public enemy for the press in 2010; an inexperienced club coach who couldn't keep his job despite having one of the best teams in the country. All of that while displaying the worst fashion sense in world football.
As soon as he got the Brazil job back, one of the first things he did was to appear in Globo's main Sunday programme in a highly edited in-depth interview to make him look like everything he is not: calm, clever, likeable, respectful. From the start it smacked of deception, of CBF working with Globo for questionable ends. I still get this feeling now. If you watched the game in Globo last night, like I did, you would be surprised to hear commentators talking as if Brazil was playing great football but were just unfortunate to lose, and that things were changing for the better now, with excuses being created for Dunga even before the game had ended. It made me want to punch my tv. We just lost to Peru for the first time since the 80's, got knocked out in Copa America group stage (a competition we used to win with our reserves not long ago) and Dunga has been back in charge of the team since 2014 - this is not his first game to "rebuild". In other times, the press would be rightly criticizing Dunga mercilessly to the point where it would be impossible for him to keep his job; but they are not, and it is with great sadness that I'll most likely see his ugly face again in Rio 2016 (though most likely not in the final, for which I got tickets, as I doubt we'll get that far).
So every day Dunga is in charge of the team is also a day I don't want Brazil to win. The sooner he's out, the better.