Fernando Diniz will coach Brazil for 1 year

Brazil football federation has appointed Fernando Diniz as the new coach of Brazil's national team and given him a contract of 12 months.

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Brazil wants to bring Ancelotti when his contract with Real Madrid will end next summer and till then, they have appointed Fernando Diniz as the new coach. The 49-year-old, Diniz will keep his job at the Rio de Janeiro club and join Brazil only for South American World Cup qualifiers. He takes over from Brazil U-20 team coach Ramon Menezes, who lost two out of three matches recently.

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Executives at the Brazilian soccer confederation have indicated that the intention is to wait a season and then bring in Ancelotti. They want the 64-year-old Italian coach to lead the team into the 2026 World Cup. Brazil is yet to appoint a long-term coach to replace Tite, who left the job after a quarterfinal loss to Croatia in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Neymar, Thiago Silva, and many more Brazil stars praised him. Fernando Diniz will be introduced in a news conference Wednesday at the Brazilian soccer confederation headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.

"This is a dream for anyone, an honor, and a huge pride to work for the national team," Diniz said. "It is a joint operation of the Brazilian soccer confederation and Fluminense. I have the conviction that we have everything to take this one and make it work," he added.

The United States will host the Copa America from June 11 to July 19 next year. Until then, Diniz will coach Brazil for the World Cup qualifiers. It also consists of a home match against defending champion Argentina in November. Brazil's first match in World Cup qualifiers will be on Sept. 7 against Bolivia on home soil.

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