Menezes sacked by Brazil - reports

23 November 2012 07:17

Brazil have sacked coach Mano Menezes, according to reports in the country.

Local media reported that the 50-year-old had received the news following a meeting of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Sao Paulo on Friday.

The decision comes two days after Brazil won the Superclasico de las Americas against Argentina on penalties.

Brazil lost the second leg 2-1 in Buenos Aires, but triumphed on spot-kicks in the tie which featured only players who play in the two countries' domestic leagues.

Menezes was appointed following the 2010 World Cup, replacing Dunga.

He could only guide Brazil to the quarter-finals of the Copa America last year, where they lost on penalties to Paraguay, missing all four spot-kicks.

Source: PA