Brazil suffered one of the most shocking losses in its history when it fell to Mexico, 2-1, in the gold-medal game at the London Olympics, and former Brazil great Romario, now one of Brazil's most outspoken legislators, blamed Coach Mano Menezes for the loss that kept intact Brazil's record of never having won the Olympic gold.
"He doesn't know how to plan for games," said Romario, who lost in the 1988 gold-medal game. "He doesn't know how to organize the team and in my opinion this result is entirely his fault. He is not good enough for the job and I hope he never has a chance to coach this team again."
Romario said many of Brazil's under-23 stars -- Neymar, Thiago Silva, Lucas Moura, Leandro Damiao and Oscar -- would form a key part of the country's 2014 World Cup team.
"Brazil's soccer confederation needs to start working tomorrow to avoid similar disappointment at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil," added Romario. "The planning begins now."