Sunday, 28th February 2010  (League Cup Final = Read the Preview)

Brazil coach Dunga has revealed what helps to keep him calm when his nerves threaten to take over – gardening.

Dunga, who will lead Brazil to this summer’s World Cup in South Africa under huge pressure to bring back the trophy, has green fingers and is a keen gardener.

The 46-year-old explained to SporTV: "I like to touch the earth and like the smell [of it]. At home, whenever I can, I go into the garden. It’s therapy when I’m stressed and I see the plants [and] my family know I will be there."

Dunga also had words of warning for his plants: "When I’m nervous I start to prune everything! The plants suffer."

Brazil will play their last official friendly before the World Cup this coming week, when Dunga leads the side against the Republic of Ireland.



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