Dunga delighted to gain victory over Mexico

September 13, 2007

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Brazil coach Dunga was glad to put the record straight after his team beat Mexico 3-1 to avenge a 2-0 Copa America defeat less than three months ago.

Brazil had lost their previous two games against the Mexicans -- 1-0 at the Confederations Cup in 2005 followed by their Copa defeat in June when Dunga was in charge -- and had won only once in their last seven meetings.

'Now we've put an end to that story,' Dunga told the Brazilian Football Confederation's Web site (http://cbfnews.uol.com.br) after Wednesday night's match.

'I beat them as a coach, just as I always beat them when I was a player. Once, we thrashed Mexico 5-0 in Miami,' he said, apparently referring to the 4-0 win in a friendly in 1997.

Dunga, sent off for dissent in Boston on Wednesday, faced Mexico five times as a player, winning four and drawing one.