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Scolari resigns as Brazil coach

Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. File Photo

Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. File Photo  

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Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned as coach of the Brazil national team, Globo television reported on Sunday.

The decision follows Brazil’s 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands in the match for third-place at the World Cup on Saturday and the 7-1 loss to Germany on Tuesday.

There was no immediate official confirmation for the report by Globo TV, which said Scolari’s offer of resignation was accepted by the CBF.

The coach, who was loudly booed by the crowd in Brasilia after Saturday’s defeat, had said after the game it was up to the Brazilian football confederation to decide on his future.

Scolari, 65, led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title, and after winning the Confederations Cup at home last year was hoping to lead the Selecao on home soil to a sixth title after being re-appointed coach in late 2012.

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