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Brazil Football Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned

Jul 15, 2014 13:00 IST

Luiz Felipe ScolariLuiz Felipe Scolari, the football coach of Brazil on 14 July 2014 resigned after Brazil failed to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup. His resignation was confirmed by the Country’s Football Federation Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF).

Scolari, a former Brazilian defender, became the coach of Brazil football team for the first time in 2001. He guided the team to win FIFA World Cup 2002. In the 2002 final played in Yokohama, Japan, Brazil defeated Germany 2-0 to win the Cup for the fifth time.

He was again appointed as Brazil's coach in 2012 after the debacle of Brazil in 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa under Dunga. However, this time he was unsuccessful in guiding the team to win the World Cup for the sixth time.

In the semifinals of 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil lost to Germany 7-1. It was Brazil's worst-ever defeat in World Cup history and their first defeat in semifinals in 39 years. Eventually, Brazil finished their campaign in 2014 World Cup at fourth place after they lost to Netherlands 3-0 in the play-off for third place.

Scolari, called Big Phil, also had brief stint as coach with Portugal, Premier League side Chelsea, Bunyodkor of Uzbekistan and Brazilian club Palmeiras.

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