Brazilian legend Romario has heavily criticised national team coach Mano Menezes after his side's shock 2-1 defeat to Mexico in the final of the men's football tournament at the Olympic Games.
Menezes' side were tipped as heavy favourites after a relatively straightforward passage to the final, but were undone as early as the first minute when Oribe Peralta netted a quickfire opener, before doubling the advantage with fifteen minutes to go.
Though Hulk reduced the deficit in injury time, the Mexicans held on to claim the gold medal, and consign Brazil to misery, as the Olympic title remains to be the only one to have eluded the five-time world champions.
Romario, who participated in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, lambasted the current coach after yet another failure in London, following on from last year's Copa America, before indicating that Menezes' time may be up.
"A coach who can not climb, you do not call. Thankfully we are seeing today his last match [in charge] of the selection," the former international told TV Record.
Brazil face Sweden in an international friendly on Wednesday.
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