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Brazil fires coach Mano Menezes

November 23, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
Brazil's soccer federation on Friday fired national team coach Mano Menezes with just a year and a half to go before the country hosts the World Cup in 2014.

The decision to fire Menezes was made during a meeting with federation president Jose Maria Marin and vice president Marco Polo del Nero.

Federation director Andres Sanchez said Marin made the change because he "wants new methods and new planning" ahead of the World Cup.

The federation said discussions to select ...

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