He stepped down after those Olympics, but was rehired when his successor, Emily Lima, the first woman to lead the national team, was fired in 2017 by the confederation in a major dispute over wages and respect.
Marta, the captain and six-time world player of the year, wrote on Instagram that Vadão “accomplished his mission with a lot of success.”
“You knew how to live life in a way that was worth it. I am proud to have lived wonderful moments by your side and also to have the chance to learn so much.”
Vadão also coached local clubs Sao Paulo and Corinthians.
More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports