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The new chief has come out in defence of the coach, who has been widely criticised for the Selecao's poor form and mixed results since his appointment

New Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) president Jose Maria Marin has given coach Mano Menezes a vote of confidence.

The 49-year-old trainer has come under intense pressure after Brazil crashed out of Copa America in the quarter-finals at the hands of Paraguay last summer.

Marin has taken over at CBF following Ricardo Teixeira's resignation, but the new chief in command is not thinking about a change on the bench for the national team.

"The team is in a rebuilding process," Marin told Radio Bandeirantes. "We have to give credit to Menezes and his technical staff."

Earlier on Wednesday, Menezes announced a provisional 52-man list for the Olympic Games in London, with Robinho and Kaka among the high-profile players who have been left out in the cold.

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