3 Sep 2009

Dunga shrugs off rivalry with Maradona

6:04 pm on 3 September 2009

Brazil's coach Dunga insists his playing rivalry with Argentina's coach Maradona will have no bearing on Saturday's football World Cup qualifier between the South American giants.

Both players led their countries to World Cup wins and also played against each other in the 1990 World Cup but this weekend marks their first clash as coach.

As players, they could not have been more different, Dung a defensive midfielder and Maradona a creative forward.

But the Brazilian says that's also irrelevant as football with 11 Maradonas or 11 Dungas wouldn't work.