Luiz Felipe Scolari

  • Barcelona using Neymar on wrong side: Scolari 02-04-2014 09:50 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has criticized Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino's decision to play Neymar on the right side of attack. Neymar began on the right in Barcelona's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. But the 22-year-old finished on the left, from where...
  • It's all going Brazil's way for World Cup: Luiz Felipe Scolari 20-02-2014 07:17 PM

    Florianopolis, Brazil: Luiz Felipe Scolari is not hiding his optimism with Brazil's chance to win the World Cup title at home. The coach has been saying loud and clear that it will be Brazil lifting the trophy at the Maracana Stadium in a few months. Scolari says everything is going...
  • Luiz Felipe Scolari not impressed by Kaka's performance 24-12-2013 01:43 PM

    Milan: Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said he was not impressed by the performance of Kaka in the Milan derby. Scolari went to San Siro Sunday to see Inter beat Milan 1-0 thanks to a late Rodrigo Palacio goal, and he found Kaka did not perform as he hoped...
  • Brazil already planning for World Cup final, says Scolari 12-12-2013 11:05 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said on Wednesday that he has already started planning for next year's World Cup final. Speaking during an event in Rio de Janeiro, Scolari showed little fear of being dubbed overconfident by the Selecao's rivals, reported Xinhua. "The planning includes the final....
  • Brazil already eyeing last 16 after favourable draw 07-12-2013 12:27 PM

    Costa do Sauipe: World Cup hosts Brazil might not admit it but they will already have one eye on the last 16 and a potential clash with holders Spain or Netherlands after a favourable draw on Friday. Brazil's Group A opponents came out as Croatia, who they face in the...
  • Extra confident, Scolari says Brazil will win World Cup 17-11-2013 09:57 PM

    Sao Paulo: Luiz Felipe Scolari is confident of Brazil's chances at the 2014 World Cup, guaranteeing the team will win the tournament at home. Scolari had been saying Brazil was among the favorites, but not at the same level as other teams. Now the coach has asserted after the 5-0...
  • Belgium face Colombia in a friendly 13-11-2013 11:28 PM

    Belgium and Colombia are not usually considered heavyweights in world football yet their meeting on Thursday is arguably the most attractive of the friendlies being played this week. Both teams qualified for the World Cup in style, sit proudly in the top five of the FIFA world rankings and will...
  • Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar could return to Brazil in January 10-11-2013 10:39 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has said he will be looking for a new club in January when the transfer window opens again. The QPR stopper has been unable to cement a regular place in the London club's starting line-up this season and needs playing time before the...
  • Pele defends Diego Costa's decision to pick Spain 05-11-2013 11:09 AM

    Sao Paulo: Pele says Brazilians shouldn't turn against Diego Costa for choosing to play for Spain instead of Brazil. The football great on Monday said Brazilians "must respect his decision." He added that Diego Costa "made the right choice" if indeed he thought he was not valued by Brazil in...
  • Ronaldinho hopeful of World Cup recall 02-11-2013 09:28 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Ronaldinho has not given up hope of earning an international recall by Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari for next year's World Cup. The 33-year-old has not played since September after rupturing his left adductor while training with Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro. A video posted Friday by Ronaldinho...
  • Fred assured of World Cup spot: Scolari 01-11-2013 10:59 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has guaranteed the place of injured striker Fred at next year's World Cup. As expected Fred was not among the 22-man squad named by Scolari on Thursday for friendlies against Honduras Nov 16 and Chile three days later, reported Xinhua. Chelsea forward...
  • Robinho poised for Brazil recall 31-10-2013 10:04 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: AC Milan winger Robinho is set to replace Diego Costa in Brazil's squad to play Honduras and Chile in international friendlies next month, according to media reports. Brazil-born Costa has been cut from the Selecao squad after signing an official document expressing his wish to represent his...
  • I'll pick Diego Costa for Brazil: Luiz Felipe Scolari 25-10-2013 11:13 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Luiz Felipe Scolari says he will pick Diego Costa for Brazil, leaving it up to the striker to decide whether to represent his native country or world champion Spain. Diego Costa holds a Spanish passport and said he would be willing to play for Spain. Scolari had...
  • Liverpool's Lucas handed Brazil recall 27-09-2013 04:35 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has recalled Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva for next month's friendlies against South Korea and Zambia. Lucas has not played for the Selecao since their 2-0 victory over Egypt in November 2011, reports Xinhua. "Today the feeling is like when I got my...
  • Scolari confirms Julio Cesar as Brazil's World Cup keeper 11-09-2013 10:46 AM

    Sao Paulo: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari confirmed goalkeeper Julio Cesar will definitely be going to the World Cup next year but said there are still four or five places up for grabs in his 23-man squad. Speaking after Brazil beat Portugal 3-1 in a friendly international in Boston, Scolari...
  • Luiz Felipe Scolari pleased with Brazil form for Portugal friendly 10-09-2013 08:42 AM

    Brazil have recovered their Confederations Cup-winning form in time for Tuesday's friendly against Portugal in Boston, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said. The 2014 World Cup hosts, despite being depleted by injuries, bounced back from a poor 1-0 defeat by Switzerland last month to romp to a 6-0 win over Australia...
  • Brazil confirm October friendly in Beijing 17-08-2013 02:30 PM

    Rio de Janiero: Brazil will play an international friendly in China on October 15 against either Ghana or Zambia. The match will be played at the Beijing National Stadium, the showpiece venue for the 2008 Olympic Games, the Brazilian confederation (CBF) confirmed in a statement on Friday. It will be...
  • Scolari not worried about Switzerland loss 15-08-2013 10:58 PM

    Sao Paulo: Luiz Felipe Scolari is not going to lose sleep over Brazil's loss to Switzerland in the team's first match since winning the Confederations Cup at home. Scolari said the 1-0 defeat in Basel on Wednesday should not be taken too seriously as he already expected the team to...
  • Luiz Felipe Scolari sticks to Confed Cup Brazil squad for friendly 31-07-2013 12:04 AM

    Sao Paulo: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has picked almost the same squad that won the Confederations Cup for the team's friendly against Switzerland in August. Scolari selected 20 players for the match in Basel on August 14, with 19 of them drawn from the Cup squad. Paris Saint-Germain left-back...
  • Confederations Cup: The tale of two Brazils 02-07-2013 02:07 PM

    What makes Man think he is closest to God is his power of creation. Not just of life, but all of which he can imagine. For imagination is often the beginning of creation. In the words of George Bernard Shaw, " You imagine what you desire, you will what you...
  • Luiz Felipe Scolari delighted by size and style of Brazil's victory 01-07-2013 11:21 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said Sunday's 3-0 Confederations Cup final victory over World and European champions Spain showed his team were taking huge strides along the road towards winning the World Cup at home next year. While Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque accepted his side were...
  • Brazil victory would regain lost credibility, says Luiz Felipe Scolari 30-06-2013 12:34 PM

    Rio de Janeiro: Victory over world and European champions Spain in the Confederations Cup final would help Brazil regain lost credibility and respect from their fans, coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said on the eve of Sunday's match. Four straight wins over Japan, Mexico, Italy and Uruguay en route to Sunday's...
  • Top prospect Bernard prepared to work for Brazil chance 28-06-2013 12:12 AM

    Berlo Horizonte: After making an impact as a substitute in Brazil's Confederations Cup semi-final win over Uruguay, attacking midfielder Bernard is determined to keep impressing coach Luiz Felipe Scolari - even if it means biding his time. The 20-year old was brought on with half an hour to go on...
  • 'Father figure' Scolari aims to build his new family 24-06-2013 09:49 PM

    Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said he hopes to recreate his famous "family" of players who won the 2002 World Cup but warned that off-field as well as on-field pressures could adversely affect his young squad. Scolari said at a Confederations Cup press conference that playing the 2014 World Cup...
  • Neymar and Balotelli face off in Confed Cup 22-06-2013 08:54 AM

    Salvador: Neymar and Mario Balotelli will be attracting most of the attention when Brazil and Italy play to decide the Group A winner at the Confederations Cup on Saturday. The strikers are two of the tournament's biggest stars and have played up to expectations so far, scoring two goals each...
  • Foul count shows an unpalatable side to Brazil's game 20-06-2013 06:41 PM

    While Brazil enjoy a perfect record of two wins, five goals scored and none conceded from their two games at the Confederations Cup, another statistic has shown a less appealing side to their game. Brazil committed 25 fouls during Wednesday's 2-0 win over Mexico, the highest by any team in...
  • Losing first game of tournament is terrible, says Scolari 15-06-2013 09:00 AM

    Brasilia: Losing the first match of a tournament is terrible, said Brazil coach Luis Felipe Scolari on the eve of the Confederations Cup opener against Japan. Scolari was in charge of hosts Portugal when they lost the opening game of Euro 2004 to Greece and his side went on to...
  • Brazil close to regaining winning ways: Daniel Alves 05-06-2013 11:57 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Daniel Alves is adamant Brazil are on track to recapture their status as a football power ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup later this month. Brazil have won just one match - a 4-0 victory over Bolivia in April - since Luiz Felipe Scolari took over from...
  • Brazil booed by own fans in 2-2 draw with Chile 25-04-2013 10:51 AM

    Brazil were booed by their own fans after stumbling to a 2-2 draw with Chile in their first friendly at a 2014 World Cup stadium on Wednesday. The match at the newly refurbished Mineirao in Belo Horizonte was coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's last test before naming his squad on May...
  • Ronaldinho named Brazil captain against Chile 24-04-2013 10:12 AM

    Sao Paulo: Ronaldinho will captain Brazil in their friendly against Chile on Wednesday, moving into a strong position to confirm his spot in the Confederations Cup squad. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reiterated his confidence in the two-time FIFA player of the year on Tuesday, picking him to lead the team...