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Brazilian Football Confederation fires coach

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 21: The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) fired Rogerio Micale as the youth coach, six months after he directed the tiol side to its first-ever Olympic gold. Micale lost his job on Monday after Brazil’s under-20 squad, a five-time world champion, finished fifth in the South American qualifiers. The Brazilians will also miss this year’s under-20 World Cup tourment in South Korea where the continent will be represented by Uruguay, Ecuador, Venezuela and Argenti. Micale, who coached the Brazilian side that finished second in the 2015 under-20 World Cup, was appointed to coach the Olympic squad after the CBF fired Dunga. IANS

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