Luiz Felipe Scolari

  • I need a hug, says Scolari on Gremio return July 31, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Luiz Felipe Scolari said he needed a hug and some affection as the former Brazil coach returned on Wednesday to his favourite club Gremio after an 18-year absence. Scolari has endured three miserable weeks after his Brazil side crashed to an unprecedented 7-1 defeat by Germany in front...
  • New Brazil coach Dunga promises organisation, planning July 23, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning captain Dunga has vowed to instill "organisation and planning" in the country's national team after being appointed Selecao coach for a second time. The 50-year-old on Tuesday replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned last week following Brazil's failure to reach the World Cup final...
  • Dunga succeeds Scolari as Brazil manager July 22, 2014

    Brazil named Dunga as their manager for the second time on Tuesday, two weeks after they were hammered 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals which led to the resignation of former coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. The 50-year-old Dunga, who captained Brazil to their fourth world title in 1994, was...
  • Brazil to name Dunga as coach: reports July 22, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Brazil are set to name their new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post. Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil failed to win the World Cup - eliminated in a...
  • Dunga is favourite to coach Brazil's football team: sources July 19, 2014

    Rio de Janerio: Former World Cup winning captain Dunga is the favorite on a short list of candidates to coach Brazil's national soccer team, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation said on Friday. Dunga, whose real name is Carlos Bledorn Verri, previously coached Brazil from 2006 to 2010, where...
  • World Cup 2014: Future yet to be decided after loss, says Scolari July 13, 2014

    Brasilia: Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari said his future had yet to be decided and urged optimism after the hosts crashed to another heavy defeat in their final match of the World Cup on Saturday. Brazil were soundly beaten 3-0 by the Netherlands to finish a disappointing fourth and Scolari said...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar criticises agent for attacking Scolari July 12, 2014

    Brazilian football star Neymar Jr. criticised his agent Wagner Ribeiro for a verbal attack on coach Luiz Felipe Scolari after the host nation's humiliating 1-7 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals. Neymar said that Ribeiro's outburst represents his views only and he does not agree with what his manager...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil playing for 'honour and dignity', says captain July 12, 2014

    Brasilia: The Brazil players could not be more motivated ahead of Saturday's World Cup third-place match against the Netherlands and will be fighting to restore their "honour and dignity", captain Thiago Silva said on Friday. Brazil's dream of winning a sixth World Cup, and a first on home soil, was shattered...
  • World Cup 2014: Scolari to take decision on future after WC July 10, 2014

    Teresopolis: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said that he will not talk about his future until the end of the World Cup. Scolari refused to talk about his future after the staggering 1-7 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-final on Tuesday, reports Efe. "After the World Cup, we will...
  • World Cup 2014: Neymar's agent calls Scolari 'old jerk' July 10, 2014

    Brasilia: Neymar's agent Wagner Ribeiro described Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari as an "old jerk" after the Selecao lost 1-7 at the hands of Germany in the World Cup semi-final on Tuesday. "One - being Portugal's coach and winning nothing, two - going to Chelsea and being sacked the following day,...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil trying to shift focus to 3rd-place match July 10, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and his players are trying to put the devastating semi-final loss to Germany behind them as quickly as possible, turning their focus to the farewell match at their home World Cup. Scolari on Wednesday said they have to find a way to move on,...
  • World Cup 2014: Worst day of my life, says Brazil coach Scolari July 9, 2014

    Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said watching his side being crushed 7-1 by Germany in their World Cup semi-final was the worst day of his life as they suffered the most humiliating result in their illustrious soccer history. "If I were to think of my life as a footballer, as a...
  • World Cup 2014: Scolari hints at recalling Alves against Germany July 8, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has hinted he may recall Barcelona defender Daniel Alves to his starting line-up for Tuesday's World Cup semi-final clash against Germany. Alves was dropped to the bench in Brazil's 2-1 victory over Colombia on Friday, with Roma veteran Maicon taking his place at right-back,...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil will be playing for nation, Neymar, says Scolari July 8, 2014

    Neymar helped Brazil get this far at the World Cup. Now it's up to the rest of the team to win for injured star, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said on Monday. Neymar will miss Tuesday's semi-final against Germany because of a fractured bone in his back, an injury that ruled him...
  • World Cup 2014: Sex is good for footballers, at least this time in Brazil July 3, 2014

    It might be hard to stand up in court but evidence is mounting that sex is good for footballers - at least in this World Cup. All eight of the teams through to the quarter-finals allowed their players to have sexual relations with partners during down time, according to Brazil's Lance!...
  • World Cup 2014: Young Brazil squad feeling the pressure, says Scolari June 30, 2014

    Teresopolis: Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari admits that a lack of experience is hurting Brazil's young squad at the World Cup. The coach is also blaming the team's struggles, which include a disappointing performance that nearly led to its elimination by Chile in the second round, on the pressure of succeeding in...
  • World Cup 2014: Julio Cesar repays Scolari's faith June 29, 2014

    Neymar fell to his knees and prayed, David Luiz raced towards coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on the touchline and hero of the day goalkeeper Julio Cesar wept. The aftermath of Brazil's dramatic 3-2 penalty shootout victory over Chile on Saturday drew an avalanche of contrasting emotions from the Selecao's players. But...
  • Messi or Neymar? Ask me in 15 years, says Luiz Felipe Scolari June 27, 2014

    BELO HORIZONTE: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari refused to be drawn into a comparison between his forward Neymar and Argentina's four-times world player of the year Lionel Messi, saying he would offer a definitive answer in 15 years. The 22-year-old Brazil forward is currently joint top scorer in his first World...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil not giving up on misfiring Fred June 23, 2014

    Brazil are not eyeing an alternative to centre-forward Fred at the World Cup and are confident the misfiring forward will start hitting the target soon. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's first move when he took over the side 18 months ago was to field a target man, a role which had...
  • World Cup 2014: 'Stupid' to say Brazil will pick opponent, says Luiz Scolari June 23, 2014

    Brasilia: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said Sunday it would be "stupid" to think his team would consider playing deliberately for a draw against Cameroon in order to choose their second-round opponent at the World Cup. Scolari dismissed any chance that Brazil would not try to win Monday's decisive Group A...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil training questioned, players must improve June 21, 2014

    Brazil's first team have not trained as a unit since Tuesday's draw with Mexico, prompting concerns over the lack of urgency in a side that were disappointing in their opening two World Cup games. Manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has long known his starting 11 and that team beat Croatia 3-1 in...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil looking to regain top form June 19, 2014

    Teresopolis: Brazil go into their decisive Group A match against Cameroon on Monday with more at stake than a spot in the next round of the World Cup. After struggling in their first two matches, Brazil are also looking to show that it can play well at their home tournament. The hosts...
  • World Cup 2014: We're getting better, says Scolari but goals scarce June 18, 2014

    Mexico's inspired keeper Guillermo Ochoa ended Brazil's 10-game winning streak but while home fans were frustrated at the lack of goals manager Luiz Felipe Scolari says his side are improving with each match. "In my opinion, and it is just my opinion, the team played at least 10 percent better than...
  • World Cup 2014: Brazil coach Scolari defends penalty, praises Neymar June 13, 2014

    Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari rejected claims they were favoured by the referee and heaped praise on Neymar after the forward scored twice in a 3-1 win over Croatia in the World Cup opening game on Thursday. Scolari said his team showed great character after bouncing back from an early own...
  • Brazil must win World Cup opener against Croatia: Scolari June 11, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Victory for Brazil in their World Cup opener against Croatia on Thursday is vital to the team's chances of winning football's most coveted trophy for a record sixth time, according to Selecao boss Luiz Felipe Scolari. The 65-year-old said that his players could ill afford to trip in...
  • Scolari not likely to change team for World Cup opener June 8, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Luiz Felipe Scolari is unlikely to change Brazil's starting lineup for the World Cup opener despite struggling in their final warm-up matches. Scolari said adjustments need to be made to the squad after lackluster performances in the warm-up matches, but he will probably keep the same lineup for the...
  • Brazil injury free for World Cup opener against Croatia June 7, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Brazil will begin their quest for a sixth World Cup trophy with no injury concerns, according to team doctor Jose Luiz Runco. Roma right-back Maicon gave a scare when he went to ground clutching his lower back late in Brazil's 1-0 friendly victory over Serbia on Friday, reported Xinhua. But...
  • Brazil's coach Scolari predicts WC final against Argentina June 6, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has projected that Argentina will be the most likely opponent if the hosts can make it all the way to the World Cup final. Scolari said on Thursday he and his staff analyzed the tournament's bracket and predicted the two South American powers will...
  • World Cup: Brazil expects and hopes to kill off ghost of 1950 June 5, 2014

    Sao Paulo: With a passionate crowd behind them, a savvy coach and a settled team enjoying a sparkling run of form Brazil are hot favourites to lift a record sixth World Cup this July. After their quarterfinal defeat to the Netherlands four years ago, coach Dunga was replaced by Mano Menezes...
  • Brazil's Scolari 'demanding more' ahead of World Cup June 4, 2014

    Brazil turned on an impressive second half performance in their drubbing of Panama on Tuesday but have a ways to go before they are ready for their World Cup opener, according to manager Luiz Felipe Scolari. Brazil struggled in the early minutes of their penultimate friendly until a goal from Neymar...