Soccer: Brazil World Cup Coach Scolari Retires After They Finish Fourth In Their Home World Cup

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Soccer: Brazil World Cup Coach Scolari Retires

Soccer: Brazil World Cup Coach Scolari Retires’ Felipão, also known as Luiz Felipe Scolari, ComIH, is a Brazilian football manager and former player. He is Athletico Paranaense’s current manager.

During his playing career, Scolari was a defender who most notably played for Caxias before transitioning to management in 1982.

Soccer: Brazil World Cup Coach Scolari Retires
Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari of Brazil’s Athletico Paranaense watches his team’s Copa Libertadores semifinal first leg

 

Soccer: Brazil World Cup Coach Scolari Retires

Luiz Felipe Scolari, who led Brazil to their most recent World Cup in 2002 has confirmed his retirement from coaching.

The 74-year-old Brazilian made his farewell after Athletico’s 3-0 home win on Sunday against Botafogo in the final round of the Brazilian championship.

That victory secured the team sixth spot and a place in next year’s Copa Libertadores.

Soccer: Brazil World Cup Coach Scolari Retires
Luiz Felipe Scolari led Brazil to their most-recent World Cup triumph, in 2002.

“This has been my life. I end this chapter very well,” an emotional Scolari said after the match.

Scolari, who also took Portugal to the final of the European Championship in 2004, said he expects to return to Athletico next year in an executive position.

The Brazilian, whose former clubs include Chelsea, has been discussing ending his coaching career since August.

As well as his World Cup title with Brazil, Scolari’s Portugal was beaten by Greece in the final of Euro 2004.

A career low point came when Germany humiliated tournament hosts Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup.

Scolari unexpectedly took Athletico to the Copa Libertadores final, with the southern Brazil team losing to Flamengo in the decider on October 29.

He was initially signed to work as a technical director at the club.

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