Football: Rogerio Micale, coach who led Brazil to first Olympic gold medal, sacked

RIO DE JANEIRO (BERNAMA) - The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has fired Rogerio Micale as youth coach six months after he directed the national side to its first-ever Olympic gold in football.

Micale, 47, lost his job after Brazil's Under-20 squad finished fifth in the South American qualifiers.

The Brazilians will not even be going to this year's U-20 World Cup tournament in South Korea, where the continent will be represented by Uruguay, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Argentina.

Micale, who coached the Brazilian side that finished second in the 2015 U-20 World Cup, was appointed to coach the Olympic squad after the CBF fired Dunga.

The man who replaced Dunga as coach of the five-time World Cup winners, Tite, delegated to Micale the direction of the U-23 squad that represented Brazil in the 2016 Rio Olympics.