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Poll: Dunga's approval rating in debut year better than Scolari's, Parreira's

Poll: Dunga's approval rating in debut year better than Scolari's, Parreira's

Brazilians think Dunga is doing a better job as national team coach than Luiz Felipe Scolari and Carlos Alberto Parreira did at the start of their time in charge, a poll released Sunday showed.
Forty-four percent of those interviewed by the Datafolha polling institute said Dunga's performance so far has been "good" or "great," according to the survey published by the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper, Brazil's largest.
Parreira, the South Africa coach who led Brazil when it was eliminated by France in the quarterfinals of the 2006 World Cup in Germany, was approved by 39 percent of Brazilians in a similar poll by Datafolha in 2003.
Scolari, the Portugal coach who led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title, was approved by only 37 percent of Brazilians in the beginning of his job.
The five-time world champions have won 16 of 24 matches and lost only twice under Dunga, a former defensive midfielder who helped Brazil win the 1994 World Cup in the United States. It won the Copa America tournament in July by beating rival Argentina 3-0 in the final.
Datafolha interviewed 11,786 people across Brazil between Nov. 26-29. The survey's margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.


Updated : 2021-06-17 11:37 GMT+08:00