Soccer-Brazilian champions Fluminense sack coach Abel (Reuters)

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 29 (Reuters) – Fluminense have sacked coach Abel Braga, the man who steered them to the Brazilian championship last year, after a run of five defeats dumped them in the relegation zone at the weekend. Club president Peter Siemsen announced the decision at a news conference on Monday saying ‘Flu’ needed a breath of fresh air and would take their time to find a suitable replacement. “It worked for two years but now it’s not working,” Siemsen said of Abel’s leadership since he took charge in 2011. …

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