CBF Announces Pia Sundhage as New Women’s National Team Coach

Two-time Olympic champion and present in the last three finals, Sweden takes the Brazilian Team with the Tokyo 2020 Games on the horizon

Pia Sundhage has been in the last three Olympic finals: two gold and one silver medal. Her work has made her a world reference. On Wednesday July, 24th 2019, the CBF concluded negotiations and she now assumes the challenge of running the Brazilian Women’s Team.

A two-time Olympic champion with the United States, the 59-year-old coach was at the forefront of the development of the Swedish national team base and accepted the proposal to write new chapters of her victorious history in football country. CBF and Pia signed an initial commitment of two years, with the possibility of renewal for the same period.

The choice of Pia reflects the new dimension that we will print to women’s football in Brazil. Upon your arrival, we will develop a fully integrated planning between the Top Selection and the base, balancing short-term goals such as Tokyo 2020 with the ongoing renewal of our talents. Pia brings together the perfect experience and talent for it.

It is such a joy to have this legend of women’s football on our team. In the permanent search for innovation and excellence, we will have, for the first time, a foreign coach heading the Brazilian Women’s Team – said CBF president Rogério Caboclo.

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