(CNN)Brazil's hopes of restoring national pride after its disastrous 2014 World Cup exit were cruelly dashed after losing a penalty shootout to Paraquay to exit the Copa America Saturday at the quarterfinal stage.
Copa America 2015: Sorry Brazil exits on penalties to Paraguay
The match had ended 1-1 in regulation play before underdog Paraguay won the shootout 4-3 to send Dunga's men home. It was a repeat of the result when the two teams met at the 2011 Copa, also in the last eight.
Brazil went into South America's premier international tournament off the back of 10 straight wins after its humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semifinals of the World Cup on home soil, but it has disappointed in Chile.