Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns as manager of Brazil

Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned as manager of Brazil, the national football federation announced on the Confederations website, www.cbf.com.br.

The 65-year-old stood down as the World Cup hosts could only finish fourth, having been thrashed in their semi-final 7-1 by Germany.

The statement said:

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and his fellow coaching staff surrendered their positions to the board of the Brazilian Football Confederation.

The resignation was accepted by president Marin, who was keen to thank all the coaches and players and, by extension, the Brazilian fans for their support throughout the World Cup campaign.

Scolari and his entire coaching staff deserve our respect and gratitude. They were responsible for returning to the Brazilian people your love for the team, despite not having achieved our greatest goal.

– Brazil's national football federation

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