Fiiiiiiired! Brazil World Cup Coach Loses Game, Then Job

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28 Jun 2010, Johannesburg, South Africa --- Dunga manager / head coach of Brazil --- Image by © Catherine Ivill/AMA/Corbis

This probably wasn’t the reception he was hoping for.

CNN reports that Brazil’s football coach, Dunga, was fired upon arriving home to Rio de Janeiro after the team’s 2-1 loss to Holland on Friday. Brazil was a favorite for many in World Cup pools and the unexpected loss has hit many football fans hard. Dunga, whose real name is Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri, has been coach since 2006.

Seeing as how the 2014 World Cup will be in Brazil, the dismissal must be particularly disappointing. Yet, as far as punishment for a World Cup defeat goes, it’s not the worst thing imaginable.