Copa América: can a new generation of stars drag Brazil out of chaos?

Historic defeats, managerial upheaval and turmoil at the federation have plagued the national team for two years. This summer is a chance for a reset

Brazil enter the 2024 Copa América in flux. A side that routinely waltzes into World Cups as favourites has fallen behind quality European opponents. And increasingly the Seleção are struggling in South America, too.

They’ve yet to find their groove in the post-Tite era. The former head coach was moved on after back-to-back World Cup quarter-final exits in Russia and Qatar. And in the 18 months since Tite departed, little has gone to plan. CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues guaranteed that Carlo Ancelotti would replace Tite by the end of his contract with Real Madrid, and hit on the creative (or unusual) tactic of installing Fluminense coach Fernando Diniz as a bridge appointment until Ancelotti arrived, with Diniz keeping his club responsibilities alongside the national team.

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