Brazil coach Scolari's nephew killed in car crash

The nephew of Brazil's football coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has been killed in a car crash just two days before the start of the World Cup, Associated Press reports.

Brazil's coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, at a press conference. Credit: TASSO MARCELO/DPA/Press Association Images

Highway Police in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul confirmed the death of 48-year-old Tarcisio Joao Schneider on Tuesday morning.

According to an officer, the car Schneider was driving collided head on with a truck going the opposite direction.