Tuesday July 15 2014
CBF confirm Scolari exit

The Brazilian Football Confederation has confirmed that it has received and accepted Brazil Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari’s resignation.

The 65-year-old was strongly rumoured to have offered to leave his position yesterday, following the Selecao’s dismal end to their World Cup campaign on home soil.

The CBF have since released a statement confirming this move and their acceptance of it.

“Luiz Felipe Scolari and his fellow coaching staff surrendered their positions to the board,” the post released reads.

“Scolari and his entire coaching staff deserve our respect and gratitude.

“They were responsible for returning to the Brazilian people your love for the national team, despite not having achieved our greatest goal.”

Scolari took over the Brazil side first in 2001, successfully guiding them to World Cup success in South Korea and Japan a year later, before returning at the end of 2012 for this now-ended second stint.

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