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Santana replaces Parreira as coach of World Cup 2010 hosts
April 22nd, 2008 6:45AM

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[SOUTH AFRICA] Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira won't be coaching World Cup 2010 co-host South Africa.

Parreira, who led Brazil to the 1994 World Cup championship, resigned Monday as the Bafana Bafana coach to spend more time with his family. Johannesburg's Sunday Times reported that Parreira's wife, Leila, was suffering from cancer.

Fellow Brazilian Joel Santana was named as Parreira's replacement, making him the 15th South Africa coach in 15 years since the national team returned to international play.

South Africa hired Parreira in 2006, but the Bafana Bafana struggled. South Africa was eliminated at the group stage of the 2008 African Nations Cup in Ghana.

Santana, 59, has no national team experience but has worked at clubs in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Japan, as well as Brazil, where he has had 18 stints at 10 different clubs, including four stints with both Flamengo and Fluminense and three with Vasco da Gama.

"I'm happy that I'm being recognized outside Brazil," said Santana. "It shows that my work is not all that bad."


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