July 24 – Brazil have parted ways with their women’s coach Vadao just weeks after the World Cup. In France, the hosts eliminated Vadao’s team in the round of 16.
The exit brings a 22-month spell for Brazil and Vadao to an end. “After a year and 10 months, following his second stint with the CBF, the coach Oswaldo Alvarez, (aka) Vadao, is no longer in charge of the Brazilian women’s team,” the CBF said in a statement.
Vadao had previously coached Brazil for two years from 2014. During that reign Brazil reached the semi-finals of the 2016 Olympic tournament in Rio and triumphed in two Copa America. They also won the Pan American Games.
At the women’s World Cup, Brazil progressed from a group with Italy, Australia and Jamaica, but met their match in the second round when they were knocked out by France 2-1, after nail-biting extra time. As veterans, Formiga and Marta led the South Americans during their campaign and after the elimination Marta sent a heartfelt message to Brazilian fans to support the sport more.
“The CBF is working to define the name of a new coach for the women’s team in as short a time period as possible,” added the statement.
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