Reports: Brazil coach Mano Menezes fired


SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian media says national team coach Mano Menezes has been fired.

Local reports say the Brazilian football confederation has decided to fire the coach after a meeting in Sao Paulo on Friday.

The federation has not immediately made an announcement.

The news comes two days after Brazil beat Argentina on penalties to win the Superclassic of the Americas, a two-leg series in which the South American rivals use players from local clubs.

Menezes was heavily criticized earlier this year because of the team's lackluster play, but good results recently had helped ease the complaints from fans and local media.

World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who is without a job, is one of the names touted to replace Menezes.