Taffarel, Mauro Silva and Andrey Lopes on Dunga staff

The new Brazil boss has called upon the help of two of the men he lifted the World Cup alongside back in 1994 to add "champion DNA" to the ranks

Brazil coach Dunga has named former Selecao team-mates Andrey Lopes, Claudio Taffarel and Mauro Silva amongst his backroom staff.

Lopes will serve as Dunga's number one assistant, with Taffarel goalkeeping coach, while Silva will also work with the first team.

Taffarel was in goal as Brazil lifted the World Cup in 1994, with Dunga converting a penalty in the shoot-out and Silva playing the 120 minutes in the final.

The new Brazil boss, who has replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari following their 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany in the semi-finals of the World Cup, said the wealth of international experience between the trio would be a huge boost to Brazil's fortunes.

"We have sought a range of professionals from different parts of the country to work with us," Dunga said in a Brazil football confederation statement.

"We have brought in some World Cup winners to provide some experience, quality and champion DNA."

The additions to the coaching set-up are just three of 13 who will be advising Dunga, as he embarks on his second tenure in charge of the national team.