The probably loss through injury of Luis Suarez may be a blessing in disguise for Uruguay at the Copa America.
A tiny team from Ecuador have taken this season's Libertadores Cup by storm.
Dunga's provisional squad for the Copa America is notable more for the players left out than those included.
Tim Vickery looks ahead to the start of the new season in Brazil.
The player drain from South America has been highlighted by the latest round of Libertadores matches.
The Libertadores Cup is the showpiece of South American football but, as the Panama Papers reveal, it has also been the source of huge corruption.
Manchester United, who claim to have 7 million fans in Brazil, are leading the Premier League's push for global domination in South America.
Dunga could be the latest coach to go after two draws left Brazil in sixth place in the marathon World Cup qualifying campaign
Injuries notwithstanding, Ecuador continue to set the pace in the race to the World Cup finals.
The popularity of football in Brazil owes much to Rio's Fla-Flu derby.