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Emily Lima replaces Vadão to become Brazil WNT’s first female coach

The Brazilian Football Association, CBF has named former player Emily Lima to replace Vadão as the senior women’s national team head coach.

The support for women’s soccer in Brazil has often been criticised on its lack of female representatives involved, Izzy had regularly written articles on these issues and more on Women’s Soccer United, you can view the archives here.

Emily Lima is expected to make her debut at the International Women’s Football Tournament of Manaus which will take place from 7 to 18 December 2016. Brazil will compete against Italy, Russia and Costa Rica.

Most recently as a coach, Emily Lima guided the club São José to a runner-up finish in the Brazilian Cup, Audax Corinthians beat them in the final over two legs.

The news of Vadão’s departure from the Brazil women’s national team comes on the same day that FIFA announced him as one of the nominees for The Best FIFA Women’s Coach 2016. Despite the high expectations from the home nation, Vadão was unable to win a medal with Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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