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Luiz Felipe Scolari

Luiz Felipe Scolari , ComIH (born 9 November 1948 in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul), also known as Felipão in Brazil and Phil Scolari in the United Kingdom, is a World Cup-winning Brazilian football manager.

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On this day: 2009 - Luiz Felipe Scolari was sacked as Chelsea manager.
very true! I think he's like my fellow Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari!
On this day: 2009 - Luiz Felipe Scolari took charge of his last game.
"I was very happy to see Portugal win Euro 2016," - Luiz Felipe Scolari
Former Portugal manager and my Dad's exact double Luiz Felipe Scolari spoke to OJogo about Euro 2016.
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EXCLUSIVE: Luiz Felipe Scolari wants job... 10 years after snubbing the FA |
So he underachieved. That's more like it; he wasn't a failure lmao. A failure is Luiz Felipe Scolari at Chelsea.
Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side continued their dominant start in the Chinese Super League with their ninth win in 10 m…
Luiz Felipe Scolari to ? - has links to fawaz and Al Qadsia SC in Kuwait. Scalari is a known reds fan. Hold the front page
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says the defeat is the worst moment of his life - http:…
.coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and player Zheng Zhi address media in Sydney
The worst thing is dealing with a bad player who thinks he's as good as the others - Luiz Felipe Scolari
Ancelotti became the 4th permanent manager in 21 months, following José Mourinho, Avram Grant, and Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Luiz Felipe Scolari said Drogba was the most difficult player to manage in the dressing room, together with Ballack
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Ardiles was the 1st, Luiz Felipe Scolari was 2nd, Mauricio Pochettino was 3rd, Manuel Pellegrini was 4th & Gus Poyet? 💁🏻
Luiz Felipe Scolari version 2... I mean Jorge Sampaoli it is.
Really feel like Sampoali will be another Luiz Felipe Scolari. Hope we stay away
should get Jose Mourinho or Luiz Felipe Scolari to be the next manager of the club.
Luiz Felipe Scolari (Brazil NT's coach): "I vote for Cristiano Ronaldo as world's best player since 10 years ago."
[CLUB World Cup] Guangzhou coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he has confidence in his players https:/…
Luiz Felipe Scolari quipped that Barcelona have '25 Neymars' when asked of the significance of his fellow Brazilian's absence from the
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Robinho has joined Luiz Felipe Scolari at Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande on a 6-month deal.
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Paulinho Robinho Brazilian style and the ‘changing’ of Chinese football: Luiz Felipe Scolari says he has stuck...
Guangzhou manager Luiz Felipe Scolari giving a press conference ahead of the game against Bayern tomorrow
Even floating the idea that Luiz Felipe Scolari got revenge on Germany today is frankly laughable
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2014 World Cup Day 01 ]Head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari of Brazil (R) celebrates with his team - Hi_story
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"Luiz Felipe Scolari ""People dislike Ronaldo because he's a great player, good-looking and has sex with all the ladies. They get jealous."
Oscar out of Brazil squad for Copa America: Dunga succeeded Luiz Felipe Scolari after the World Cup 10 months ...
Luiz Felipe Scolari Why still consider themselves religious?
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has hailed Dutch winger Arjen Robben as the “best player of the
Q: "If CR7 was Brazilian, would him be called up?"Luiz Felipe Scolari: "He'd play anyways, even as a keeper & I think he'd accept it."
VINE: Neymar interrupts Luiz Felipe Scolari's press conference to give him a hug and show his support - .
why don't we bring back AVB and Luiz Felipe Scolari aswell?
2014 World Cup Day 29 ]Brazils coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gestures as he speaks with José Maria Marin - Hi_story
2014 World Cup Day 27 ]Head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari of Brazil arrives at the stadium - Hi_story
rocking the speedo and chilling with Brazil's national soccer team coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari
Luiz Felipe Scolari: "The only bad thing about Cristiano's life is Messi."
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Grêmio coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says he is delighted that Julio César has completed his move to Benfica, and wishes him a…
Luiz Felipe Scolari didn't take Philippe Coutinho to the World Cup. . Lol
- Luiz Felipe Scolari takes charge of training at Gremio for the first time
u David Luiz & Luiz Felipe Scolari! U both were quite a pair in name, game and fame until it lasted, not that it cannot be regained
*GA QUESTIONS* [1] Who took charge as Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)? Ans - B Ashok [2] Name the veteran actress whose ancestral home of Bangladesh will be converted into a museum as per the decision of Appellate Division of the Supreme Court? Ans - Suchitra Sen [3] 7th BRICS Summit will be held in which Russian city? Ans - Ufa [4] Name the former Indian cricket captain who has been elected as the 47th member of Laureus World Sports Academy panel? Ans - Rahul Dravid [5] Who sworn in as President of Syria for third, seven-year term? Ans - Bashar al-Assad [6] The 127th edition of the Durand Cup Football Tournament will be held in?? Ans - Goa [7] Name the South African Nobel Prize-winning author who died recently? Ans - Nadine Gordimer [8] Name the Brazil Football coach who resigned after the country failed to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup? Ans - Luiz Felipe Scolari [9] Name the Sri Lankan cricketer who announced his retirement from Test Cricket? Ans - Mahela Jayawardene [10] Who became the first bas ...
Joachim Low's World Cup campaign will go down in history but Luiz Felipe Scolari's will be remembered for all the...
Dunga has been officially appointed as Brazil boss for the second time, replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari at the helm.
DUNGA named new head coach replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari
LUIZ FELIPE SCOLARI: BRAZIL COACH RESIGN AFTER 2014 World Cup Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned, the country's football federation (CBF) has confirmed. Scolari, 65, won the tournament in 2002 but the hosts could only finish fourth at this year's event. Brazil were thrashed 7-1 by Germany in the semi-finals then lost 3-0 to the Netherlands in the play-off. Play media Germany's Thomas Muller and Andre Schurrle celebrate against Brazil Highlights: Brazil 1-7 Germany "Luiz Felipe Scolari and his fellow coaching staff surrendered their positions to the board," the CBF confirmed in a statement. "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's contract was set to expire after the tournament, but the CBF vice president Marco Polo del Nero last week offered the manager his full backing following the humiliating last-four defeat ...
CURRENT AFFAIRS 13-14-15- JULY-2014 READ IN ENGLISH & IN HINDI _ Current Affairs for July 15,2014 - 1.Sri Lankan batting stalwart Mahela Jayawardene is going to retire from Test Cricket after the completion of the home series against South Africa and Pakistan. - He, however, will continue to feature in ODIs. 2.Pakistan declares the ancestral home of veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar as National Heritage. - The house, located in Peshawar's Qisa Khawani Bazaar area, will be converted into amuseum. 3.Brazil's national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has been sacked after the disastrous performance of the host team in the recently concluded FIFA World Cup 2014. - The 5-time world champion lapsed to a7-1loss to eventual champion Germany in the Semi-Final in its worst defeat in 100-year history. - Brazil also lost the 3rd place play-off to Holland by 3-0to conclude its disgraceful campaign. 4.Here remains the list of newly appointed Governors by the Modi government - Ram Naik: Uttar Pradesh - Kesharinath Tripathi: ...
¦ 233 ¦ End of the road for Fred and Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil suffer more ... ¦ Brazil wanted to restore some p…
In today's World Cup Report, Arjen Robben discusses a possible move to Manchester United. Also, David Beckham predicts who will win the World Cup, and expresses his admiration for Lionel Messi. There are also fitness updates on Angel Di Maria and Mats Hummels, plus news on the future of Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has been axed as Brazil coach, according to reports
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FOOTBALL GOSSIP Brazil's sports minister Aldo Rebelo has called for a radical improvement in the country's youth development system as a response to the "deep scar" of losing 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup semi-final. Guardian Argentina's 26-year-old striker Gonzalo Higuain says his side are not intimidated by the prospect of facing Germany in Sunday's World Cup final, despite their crushing 7-1 victory over Brazil. Evening Standard Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain does not believe his side will be intimidated by Germany Manchester City and Brazil midfielder Fernandinho, 29, says he will be haunted forever by his country's semi-final rout by Germany. Sun (subscription required) Fare, a campaign group promoting equality in world football, has produced a report highlighting dozens of instances where Fifa has failed to punish racist and homophobic activity at the World Cup in Brazil. Daily Telegraph Neymar's agent has launched a scathing attack on Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari following the humiliatin ...
agent, Wagner Ribeiro, has slammed Brazil coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, after ...
Luiz Felipe Scolari says he won't resign as manager of Brazil, but Neymar Jr.'s agent has launched an incredible...
Neymar’s agent Wagner Ribeiro has brandished Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari as "repulsive and conceited
Wagner Ribeiro blasted Luiz Felipe Scolari and he described as "old *** arrogant, disgusting, arrogant and ridiculous"
DW News (Germany) - July 8, 2014 Germany demolish Brazil in surreal World Cup semifinal Germany demolished five-time champions Brazil 7-1 in one of the most absurd World Cup matches ever. The Germans finished the game off in a surreal 20-minute period in the first half. It turned out to be one of the most astonishing World Cup matches ever. Maybe the hosts Brazil sensed before the game that the planets were not aligned for them - the football gods had deprived them of both their best attacker and their best defender. Their 22-year-old messianic talisman Neymar was reduced to watching the match from home, recovering from the fractured vertebra he suffered in the quarterfinal, while Bayern Munich's Dante replaced captain Thiago Silva, suspended thanks to the eminently avoidable yellow card he received in the same game. In place of the stricken Neymar, Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari handed 21-year-old Bernard a start. Germany boss Joachim Löw, on the other hand, kept faith with the side that beat France i ...
Following his side’s 7-1 romping of Brazil in their semi-final match at the Estadio Mineirao on Tuesday, Germany coach Joachim Low said ‘it was an easy match’ and he feels sorry for Luiz Felipe Scolari.
"Who is responsible for this result? I am, it’s me." Read more of Luiz Felipe Scolari's reaction to Brazil's 7-1 defeat, as well as post-match comments from Germany coach Joachim Low and Toni Kroos -
Luiz Felipe Scolari :"there is no reason to believe that anything would have been different with the presence of Neymar'
Germany vs Brazil : Semi-Final : Some say,its bigger than the Final : Belo Horizonte : 1:30 am tonight IST Why am I pinning my hopes on Brazil while knowing that opportunist Germans might just sneak out. 1. Luiz Felipe Scolari,is a smart and experienced man,a deadly combo to make up a Football Manager and to top it up,he has never lost a World Cup match.He could well fill the blanks left by Neymar and Brazilian captain,Thiago Silva, out because of Red Card. 2, Unbelievable and crazy crowd support to come their way everytime Brazilians pick up the ball. 3. For about 200 million Brazilians football is almost everything tonight and that vigour certainly is gonna creep in the football team,making them deadly with every tackle and every chance. 4. We saw an excellent Mid Field play by Brazil against Colombia which had nothing to do with Neymar or Silva,which is expected to get far better in this match,making them way more aggressive and their odds of winning stronger.Watch out for Oscar, Fernandinho and Gustav ...
Re: Germany (4-0-1) vs. Brazil (3-0-2), 4 p.m. (ET) Posted on Jul 8 via Sports Network Belo Horizonte, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) - Brazil is one win away from reaching the World Cup final at the Maracana on Sunday, but the hosts will have to overcome a stern test from Germany in the semifinals on Tuesday at the Estadio Mineirao. Much of the focus surrounding this match has centered on how Brazil will cope without two of its most important players against the Germans as both Neymar and Thiago Silva will take no part in Tuesday's showdown. Silva, Brazil's captain and one of the best defenders in the world, will miss the game through suspension because of an accumulation of yellow cards after he was booked in the second half of Brazil's 2-1 quarterfinal victory over Colombia. Neymar has been one of the faces of this World Cup and head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari must now find a way to replace the four goals and one assist that the 22-year-old tallied in helping his side reach the last four. The Barcelona star ...
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Luiz Felipe Scolari of is bidding to become only the second man since Vittorio Pozzo of to coach 2 teams to titles.
Brazil v Germany. Brazilian coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari is convinced Brazil can beat. Germany and make it through...
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What if Neymar injury news is a hoax.. just a tactical strategy by Luiz Felipe Scolari??! ;) ;) ;)
Brazil v Germany (21:00) team news Brazil captain Thiago Silva is banned, so coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will turn to Bayern Munich's Dante to replace him at the back. With Neymar injured, Brazil could field a central midfield three, or else pick an attack-minded replacement such as Willian or Bernard. Luis Gustavo is back from suspension.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has several options to replace injured star man Neymar.
Luiz Felipe Scolari's Brazil will have to try and make the final without Neymar
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says his side will cope without injured striker Neymar when they face Germany in the se…
Luiz Felipe Scolari had been talking to the squad over dinner ahead of tonight’s semi-final against Germany, only...
It could come down to penalties again tonight but Luiz Felipe Scolari believes Brazil CAN cope without Neymar. What are …
Despite losing their talisman who scored 4 of Brazil’s 10 goals, Luiz Felipe Scolari believes they can cope without Ne…
"Luiz Gustavo & Dante tell us a lot about their team-mates & the way they play." - Luiz Felipe Scolari.
I sat in front of Luiz Felipe Scolari yesterday and wrote about his team's feelings:
"This match we'll be playing not just for ourselves but for our country, for everything we've ever dreamed of, but also for Neymar and everything he's done for us."( Coach.Luiz Felipe Scolari )
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says his side have moved on from the Neymar injury and are ready to take on Germany
Luiz Felipe Scolari has to do some major strategic reshuffling .. Thiago Silva will join Neymar Jr. as spectators to the crucial semi-final match against Germany ..
No Neymar, no hope? Brazil are utterly dependent on injured star... he hasn't missed a big match in FOUR YEARS! Brazil's Neymar forms a heart with his hands as he leaves the pitch after the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Brazil won 3-2 on penalties after the match ended 1-1 draw after extra-time. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) ADAM CRAFTON: Brazil will have a peculiar feeling during their World Cup semi-final as Luiz Felipe Scolari's side emerge without Neymar for the first time in over two years.
Thiago Silva & David Luiz help race past Rodríguez.' 80th min Salvo didn't help much as the Hosts are placed against Relentless in the Semi's!! But OMG... that's Neymar Jr. down and Brazil's lost him for the rest of FIFA World Cup!! How big a problem is that for Luiz Felipe Scolari??
Luiz Felipe Scolari says his information from hospital is that Neymar will miss the semi-final against Germany.
Luiz Felipe Scolari and Thiago Silva, once safely ensconced in the city whose name means 'Fortress', started to fight back after a bruising few days.
German players down with flu: All appears not to be well in the camp of Germany ahead of their quarter final clash today against France, as a some of the players are reportedly down with flu. German coach, Joachim Low, who confirmed the development said it was not however, something to worry about as the team’s medics were on top of the situation. “Seven of my players are slightly ill with flu symptoms. It is not that bad at the moment and it could be partly about air conditioning, the travel, temperature differences. I do not want to make a drama of it. We hope the situation will ease,” Low told reporters last night. France and Germany would do quarter final battle at the Maracana Stadium today. The two European countries rode on the back of Africa to get to this stage. While Germany managed a 2-1 victory over Algeria in a match that went into extra time, France defeated the Super Eagles 2-0 to reach the last eight. Neymar ready for Colombia Brazil’s hitman, Neymar who took in a lot of knocks in ...
World Cup 2014: Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari tells his critics to 'go to *** ahead of Colombia quarter-final
Five reasons why Colombia can overcome Brazil ‘hoodoo’.., Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has also shown concerns over his side's mental state, calling in the team's sports psychologist for an extra emergency session with the team on Tuesday.
New post: Luiz Felipe Scolari lights a spark as Brazil aim to silence the doubters against Colombia
Phil Scolari tells his critics to 'go to *** and says have one hand on the trophy
There are basically two free(ish) players in Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team: Neymar up front and David Luiz coming out from the back.
An aggressive Luiz Felipe Scolari came out fighting in Fortaleza insisting Brazil remain firmly on c...
Brazils Luiz Felipe Scolari comes out fighting before Colombia clash
With questions raised over Brazils mental strength, the manager insisted that their tears do not
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Not that I support insults but Brazil's coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari's reaction to the Netherlands' coach, Louis van Gaal's comment, that, the timing of the Brazil-Cameroon match yesterday disadvantaged them was harsh but appropriate. The Dutchman deserved it. Listen to Scolari: "Some people expressed a view that we were going to choose who we were going to play. Those sorts of comments are either stupid or ill-intentioned, I repeat stupid or ill-intentioned. We have to play to qualify, not pick and choose our opponents. It was FIFA who chose the kick-off time".
World Cup GOSSIP Wayne Rooney insists England need to discover their nasty side to succeed at major tournaments. The Manchester United striker, 28, believes he and his international team-mates are "too honest". The Mail on Sunday's back page England manager Roy Hodgson will try to persuade captain Steven Gerrard, 34, not to retire from international football following their early World Cup exit. Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque argued with Cesc Fabregas during training on Saturday. The Chelsea midfielder, 27, was part of the team preparing to face Australia on Monday but was forced to give his bib to Xabi Alonso after Del Bosque was angered by the former Barcelona man's attitude. Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari sent former AC Milan and Leeds defender Roque Junior to scout Spain at almost every match played by the world champions in the last three years. Scolari was convinced his team would face Del Bosque's side at some stage in Brazil. Greece's Fulham striker Konstantinos Mitroglu has warned Ivory Coast t ...
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World Cup 2014: Five problems jeopardising Brazil's World Cup hopes World Cup 2014: Five problems jeopardising Brazil`s World Cup hopes Brasilia: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari declared himself "satisfied" with his team`s 0-0 draw against Mexico in Fortaleza on Tuesday, and the hosts remain on course to reach the World Cup knockout phase. However, `Felipao` admitted that improvements still need to be made, as was evident in their opening game, when they came from behind to beat Croatia 3-1 in Sao Paulo. Here, AFP Sport looks at five areas where the Selecao could fall down in their bid to win World Cup."The demands are always much greater here in Brazil, but we are prepared," said Dani Alves after the Mexico game. Nevertheless, the Selecao have shown signs of fragility under pressure in their two matches so far. Seeing Neymar break down in tears at the end of the rousing version of the national anthem at the Castelao brought home the enormity of what this Brazil side are trying to achieve and the amount ...
Luiz Felipe Scolari must be a fan of ulaga nayagan Kamal Hassan .. This script happens to be copied from Vishwaroopam 😁 .. Is Diego Costa a ploy to negate the Spanish??? .. I reckon Spain would have done better with a false number 9, which they've successfully done for years now ..
FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) Luiz Felipe Scolari and his Brazil squad tried to focus on the positives after a disappointing draw against Mexico in its second World Cup match. Although Brazil couldn't manage to score, the veteran coach and his players believe they saw improvement from the opening match, and remain on track for a successful home tournament. Brazil was outplayed through parts of the match against Mexico on Tuesday, when it was held to a 0-0 draw in the northeastern city of Fortaleza. Scolari said he thought Brazil played better than in the 3-1 win over Croatia in the opener. He and the players also attributed the draw to a fabulous performance by Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who made four outstanding saves to keep the match scoreless. ''The result wasn't what we wanted, but I'm happy with the improvement that I saw from my team,'' Scolari said. ''The team played better than it did against Croatia, I think it improved about 10 percent from that match. ''I was pretty happy with what I saw on t ...
(I would think that Football Clubs will be queuing up to sign Guillermo Ochoa after yesterday's performance. SRC) Mexico continued its impressive start to the World Cup by securing a 0-0 draw in Group A against Brazil in Fortaleza on Tuesday afternoon. Guillermo Ochoa produced perhaps the performance of the tournament to date to reward the Mexicans for a committed and organized display. Ochoa repelled efforts from Neymar either side of halftime and stopped Thiago Silva’s late header to frustrate a Brazilian side expecting to collect all three points. ''In the end, the 0-0 mirrors what happened, it was a very hard-fought match,'' Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said. ''The draw wasn't a good result because a victory would have already allowed us to advance, but we need to be able to respect our opponent, which played very well.'' This confident Mexico display justified the belief in the ranks heading into the match and vindicated Miguel Herrera’s desire to press forward and test Brazil defensively. E ...
summary of nupleased perform of brazil Amid all the talk of pressure on Brazil going into this game, Marcelo's own goal represented a fairly disastrous start. But Neymar's equaliser before half time settled some of the nerves and sparked a second-half turnaround. Croatia are entitled to be furious with the penalty awarded against Dejan Lovren for a supposed tug on the shirt of Fred, although Oscar added some gloss to the scoreline with a late strike that was no more than he personally deserved. While the performances of Oscar and Neymar offer plenty of encouragement that Brazil can justify their status as World Cup favourites, there was evidence of weakness elsewhere. Adam Bate takes us through the efforts of Luiz Felipe Scolari's starting line-up... Julio Cesar Julio Cesar: Unconvincing display Frozen out by Queens Park Rangers, Julio Cesar’s club football has been played in Toronto this past season and at times it showed. That was hardly the perfect warm-up but the goalkeeper certainly got himself int ...
Cape Town - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari praised the passionate home crowd in Sao Paulo for inspiring his ...
Luiz Felipe Scolari has set up the Brazil side in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Luiz Gustavo as the anchor man in the douple pivot with Spurs player Paulinho. Croatia is matching them with a possible 4-1-4-1 set up with a terrifying midfield of Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic. Can the Croats match Brazil without a 'true' holding player? We find out tonite.
Brazil have chosen Oscar ahead of Willian for the opening match of the World Cup against Croatia. The choice between the two Chelsea men was the big selection choice for Luiz Felipe Scolari. Luiz Gustavo has also been picked in midfield ahead of Fernandinho. Croatia start with Hull City striker Nikica Jelavić up front due to Mario Mandzukic's suspension
BRAZIL 2014 DAY ONE: BRAZIL VRS CROATIA It's the World Cup. It's in Brazil. It's kind of a big deal. And Brazil, even if they're being overvalued by many observers, are favourites for good reason. This isn't the free-flowing, high-flying Brazil one might expect on reputation, though. A tough, structured, defensively sound side under manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, this is a group that has shown it can grind out results, and with attacking stars at the other end of the pitch like Hulk and Neymar to chip in with the odd moment of individual brilliance they're Group A and World Cup favourites. In many groups, Croatia would be favourites to advance. Here, they're in tough with Mexico to finish behind Brazil. It doesn't help that Bayern striker Mario Mandzukic misses the opener through suspension, but in Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic they have two of the best midfielders in Brazil. Against Brazil that doesn't seem likely to be enough, but if the hosts find themselves caught up by the occasion there's every chance ...
Hi Everyone, Come along and watch The FIFA World Cup 2014, the world' biggest sporting spectacle kicks off today and ends on July 13, when the finals is held at iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio De Jeneiro, Brazil. Let's watch the whole world unite and play! Who will win FIFA World Cup? Can you predict the winner? Can you guess? I choose Brazil. Since 1930 till 2010, Brazil had won 5 times the prestigious Cup - 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 & 2002. It had never won the cup in its own country. NOW, Brazil is the host for FIFA World Cup. With the World Cup being held in Brazil, the pressure will be too much for Luiz Felipe Scolari's men. The other competitors are Argentina, England, Italy, Germany, Uruguay, France and Spain. The last FIFA World Cup was won by Spain which was held in South Africa. Brazil has good squad. Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari. Their Goalkeepers are Julio Cesar, Jefferson and Victor. Defenders: Dante, David Luiz, Henrique, Thiago Silva, Daniel Alves,Maicon, Marcelo and Maxwell. Midfielders: Fe ...
World Cup 2014: profiles of every team in Brazil Group A Brazil The hosts are one of the favourites for the tournament and boast an 11-year unbeaten record on home soil, but Brazil will be looking to banish memories of hosting the 1950 World Cup, when they were beaten by Uruguay in the final game. The flicks and tricks remain second nature, but this Brazil side is also resilient and well organised, moulded by the pragmatism of 2002 World Cup winning-coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. Scolari has the required major tournament know-how, the players are talented and well-drilled, a passionate home crowd will surely inspire the team and even the iconic yellow jerseys can intimidate the opposition. Croatia emi-finalists at the 1998 World Cup in France, Croatia have struggled on football's biggest stage ever since and only just qualified for Brazil by beating minnows Iceland in a play-off. Mario Mandzukic, 28, averaged better than a goal every other game in 2013, helping Bayern Munich win a historic treble and top scor ...
The World Cup is finally set to get underway with Brazil hosting its first match on home soil in 64 years. While the build-up certainly has not been ideal within the country itself, Brazil appear primed to fulfil its hype as it enters the tournament as favourites.This very nearly was not the case. When Neymar rolled his ankle in training on Monday there would have been immediate concern. Although the 22-year-old was able to run off his injury, it was a scare for the nation – as losing Neymar would have been a huge blow – resulting in major changes. Luiz Felipe Scolari builds his team around Neymar – with some selections made to suit Neymar’s game and others having to alter their usual approach to suit the Barcelona attacker. And why not? Neymar is the undoubted star of the side – and a team building around its star is nothing new.Some may have concerns about Neymar after a rather solid season at Barcelona; however the striker had to adjust to being a cog in Tata Martino’s starting XI. His over ...
Sao Paulo, June 12 2014 : Brazil striker Neymar is only 22 years old, but knows he will be carrying the hopes of the host country at the World Cup. He is already getting goosebumps just thinking about Thursday's opener against Croatia. Neymar didn't hide the fact that he is both anxious and excited to finally get going in the home tournament. "It's time," he said, admitting to goosebumps when he heard coach Luiz Felipe Scolari talk about the team's debut in Wednesday's news conference. "The time everybody had been waiting for has arrived." Neymar is Brazil's biggest star and a good performance by the youngster will be key to his team's hopes of reaching the final at the Maracana Stadium. With the No. 10 shirt made famous by Pele on his back, Neymar is aware of the expectations. "It's an honor to be where I am today," he said. "My friends keep telling me that I'm fulfilling their dreams too, not only mine, by playing in a World Cup here in Brazil. I hope I can play well and help my team the best way I can ...
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[Sports update] -Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Marco Reus will miss the start of the Bundesliga season after tests revealed his ankle was more serious than first thought. -Atletico Madrid centre-back Miranda looks set to leave the club after admitting he has recieved offers from the Premier League and La Liga. The Brazilian, who was left out of Luiz Felipe Scolari's World Cup squad, earned plaudits across the continent after helping Diego Simeone's Atleti side to their first Liga title since 1996. -Former Netherlands international Johan Cruyff believes Argentina are the team to beat at the World Cup. Brazil remain favourites to emerge victorious on home soil following their Confederations Cup triumph in 2013, but Argentina - led by captain Lionel Messi - have been tipped by the likes of former forward Diego Maradona to challenge for glory this month. -England manager Roy Hodgson insists Steven Gerrard has no injury issues despite the midfielder leaving midway through an open training session on Mo ...
OPINION OF EXPERTS ON THE LIKELY WINNERS OF BRAZIL 2014 :Gary Lineker: I just get a feeling this might be Lionel Messi's time, and Argentina's World Cup. They are a bit lightweight defensively but have a good coach in Alejandro Sabella and some brilliant forward players. I think Messi was saving himself the last few months of the season and he will take some stopping. And they have got a nice easy group so will probably get to the knock-out stages without wasting too much energy. Alan Shearer: I'm going for Brazil. They had a great Confederations Cup and have a manager in Luiz Felipe Scolari who has done it all before. If Neymar performs, which he did last summer, then they have a great chance. Chris Waddle: Spain and Argentina will go close but my pick is Brazil. They are the hosts and they have a very powerful squad. They are on a mission as well because of all the problems and protests there have been over whether they should be hosting the World Cup and is it money wasted or not. I think they have got ...
England may not be favourites to lift the World Cup but English football is the clear winner when it comes to the global game. Nearly 15% of the 736 players going to Brazil ply their trade in the Premier League. Even the Brazilian squad is dominated by Premier League players with 6 of Luiz Felipe Scolari's chosen 23 calling England home-excluding David Luiz(Source;The Telegraph-UK)
on the World Cup the Share 18 Email Jonathan Watts, in Rio de Janeiro The Observer, Saturday 7 June 2014 21.11 BST Jump to comments (4) Brazil Fans cheer before the international friendly match between Brazil and Serbia. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters On a flaking, whitewashed wall in central Rio, street artist Williams Aurelino is adding the final touches to a mural of the Brazilian football team. The caricatures of the players are finished – a rakish Neymar, David Luiz with a frizzy mane, a green-skinned Hulk and, of course, the impressively unimpressed manager, Luiz Felipe Scolari. All that remains to be painted is the blue background and the shorts, socks and boots. "It will be ready in time for the opening game," says the artist. "We'll have a party here, a big screen, a barbecue, lots of people. It's going to be fun." That will be music to the ears of the World Cup's organisers who – after years of bad publicity about stadium delays, deaths of construction workers and cost overruns – are hopin ...
Fred secures Brazil win over Serbia Brazil completed their FIFA World Cup™ warm-up with a 1-0 win friendly over Serbia. Fred netted the only goal at the Estadio Morumbi in Sao Paulo in Brazil's final test before their host-nation debut against Croatia in the tournament's opening game next Thursday. That match will be played in the same city, but at a different venue - the Arena Corinthians. Despite being so close to the beginning of the official competition, Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari fielded most of his usual starters such as Neymar, Daniel Alves and Thiago Silva and may therefore be concerned at the nature of the performance. The Selecao were unable to break the tough Serbian defensive line until the 58th minute. Silva passed the ball to Fred, who chested it down, avoided the mark of a defender and managed to finish the play despite falling down on the grass. As Brazil made a number of substitutions, they failed to hurt Serbia again. One player to worry about for Scolari is defender Maicon, who ...
Group A Brazil: 5 times winners Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari(2002 WC winner with Brazil) Best players: Neymar : Oscar Croatia: 3rd place 1998 Coach: Niko Kovac(former player) Best players: Luka Modric : Mario Mandzukic Mexico: Quarter final 1970 & 1986 Coach: Miguel Herrera Best players: Javier Hernandez : Rafael Marquez Cameroon: Quarter final 1990 Coach: Volker Finker(Germany) Best players: Samuel Eto'o : Alex Song Mexico and Cameroon to reach the semi-final is all they want but for Croatia to reach the final is the objective and Brazil they want to continue making by winning their 6th tittle.
Here are the Top 5 players who were astonishingly left out of their respective squads: Getty Images: Gael Clichy 5) Gael Clichy: 28-year old Manchester City defender has been left out of the French squad by coach Didier Deschamps. His exclusion from the World Cup squad has been surprising as he has been a decent player with Manchester City and has also won two Premier League trophies with the club in 2011-12 and in 2013-14. He has expressed his disappointment by saying: "It's life and if it is my only bad luck then I am happy because my family are healthy. Of course I am sad, it is a big tournament you don't want to miss, but I will be fresh for next year, so that is good. As for City, I have a three-year contract and the boss has faith in me so I will keep giving my best." - Daily Mirror Getty Images: Philippe Coutinho 4) Philippe Coutinho: The young Liverpool play-maker has failed to impress Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari as he missed out on Brazil's 23-man squad. Coutinho has been crucial for Liverpo ...
Five reason not to miss the World Cup. 1.Brazil's opener in Sao Paulo: Sixty-four years after Brazil last staged the World Cup, 65,000 fans will scream the hosts on as Luiz Felipe Scolari's side open the 2014 tournament against Croatia in Sao Paulo on Thursday, 12 June. The five-time winners are the bookmakers' favourites to make it six titles on home soil and face a Croatia side who only qualified by beating Iceland in the play-offs. Expectations in Brazil have been on the rise since Scolari guided his side to victory in last summer's Confederations Cup, when Barcelona's £48m forward Neymar impressed on the way to a 3-0 final win over defending World Cup winners Spain. Chelsea trio Oscar, David Luiz and Ramires could all feature for the Selecao, as could Tottenham midfielder Paulinho. Familiar faces which could be in the Croatia line-up include former Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric, Everton striker Nikica Jelavic and Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren. Croatia finished third in their first World Cup ...
Cesar: I will reward Scolari's faith - Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar insisted Tuesday he will silence any doubters who believe coach Luiz Felipe Scolari should consider looking beyond him as the FIFA World Cup™ hosts target a sixth triumph. "I come in with my suitability in the position questioned, but happy and 100 per cent ready," the 34-year-old said as he settled into Brazil's tournament headquarters at Granja Comary an hour outside of Rio de Janeiro. The former Inter Milan shot-stopper has been in the limelight with Scolari insisting throughout the build up to the competition that he will definitely be first choice between the sticks. But Cesar in January had to resort to resurrecting his club career in the unlikely surroundings of Toronto after months spent in the wilderness following relegation from the English Premier League with Queens Park Rangers. A veteran of two previous World Cups, Cesar has Scolari's unwavering public support as well as a winners medal from last year's FIFA Confederations ...
David Luiz gets his teeth checked and Neymar is beaten by Fred on the Playstation... Brazil seem unfazed by the protests ahead of the 2014 World Cup By John Drayton 00:07 27 May 2014, updated 01:18 27 May 2014 Brazil players arrived at the Granja Comary training complex near Rio Luiz Felipe Scolari greeted Neymar and Co on their arrival David Luiz, Thiago Silva and Dante were given medical examinations Neymar, Fred and Luiz Gustavo went up against each other on the Playstation They have prepared dossiers on 16 possible opponents Brazil face Croatia in the World Cup's first game in Sao Paulo on June 12 This summer's World Cup represents the biggest load of pressure ever put on a side to win the competition. But Brazil's players are showing no sign of crumbling under the expectation of the biggest show on earth on their home soil, and instead Luiz Felipe Scolari's men are all smiles after reaching their training complex.The squad members have also been undergoing a medical check-up at the squad's Granja Com ...
David Luiz, Frank Lampard and Fernando Torres help Chelsea lead the way when it comes to World Cup squad selections By Joe Strange are set to send more players to the World Cup than any other club, with up to 18 stars from Jose Mourinho's side ready to descend on Brazil. The west London club have had two more players selected for provisional and final 23-man squads than rivals Manchester United, who have 16 stars potentially on their way to South America. Four of Chelsea's squad have been selected to represent the host nation by manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, with Oscar, Willian, Ramires and David Luiz all in line to play on home soil. The Blues also have England duo Frank Lampard and Gary Cahill, Spain pair Fernando Torres and Cesar Azpilicueta and Belgian stars Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Thiabaut Courtois all set for international action next month. The rest of Chelsea's World Cup contingent is made up of Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o, Germany's Andre Schurrle, Nigeria's John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses and Ken ...
Name: David Luiz Age: 27 Position: Centre back Club: Chelsea Caps [goals]: 34 [0] David Luiz has spent the past seven years in Europe, moving to Benfica in 2007 from Vitoria and then transferring to English side Chelsea in 2011 for a fee in the region of €25 million. In his time at Stamford Bridge, he has helped the club to win the Champions League in 2012 as well as the Europa League the following season. Why has he been selected? Luiz is one of head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's most trusted options at the back, as well as providing cover if necessary in a defensive midfield capacity, although it would appear that the boss has others in mind there. A bubbly character, he fits the profile of the rest of the squad perfectly. How has he played this season? Helped Chelsea to the semi-finals of the Champions League in Jose Mourinho's first term back at the club, as well as representing Brazil 17 times since the turn of last year; has long been linked with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona. What will his rol ...
Bayern Munich planning a massive £25 million swoop on Chelsea May 15, 2014 Pep Guardiola is reportedly attempting a coup against his former employers FC Barcelona. According to reports in the Daily Mail, Bayern Munich have made enquiries with Chelsea over their Brazilian centre back David Luiz. The wild haired defender was all set to leave Stamford Bridge to start a sojourn with the Catalan giants, but Guardiola who is learnt to be a long term admirer of Luiz, could weigh in at the last moment with an offer too good to resist. The one advantage that Barcelona have over the Bavarians however is their ability to offer Luiz a chance to team up with compatriots Dani Alves and Neymar. Luiz is believed to be valued by Chelsea at around £35 million, but Luiz Felipe Scolari has forbidden his players from indulging in any transfer babble, so as to get their undivided attention for his World Cup preparation. David Luiz has won 3 trophies in his 3 years at Chelsea and is a crowd favourite. He has been used spa ...
Bayern Munich are poised to launch a £25million bid for Chelsea defender David Luiz. The 27-year-old is ready to leave Stamford Bridge this summer. Barcelona are understood to be his preferred club but no deal has yet been agreed, with some technical staff at the Nou Camp unsure whether Luiz should be their priority for central defence. Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, however, is keen on the Brazilian. Talks may have to wait until after the World Cup, as Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari does not want his players distracted by transfer negotiations. Barcelona enquired about Luiz last summer and were quoted £35m.
Luiz Felipe Scolari charged with tax evasion Portuguese authorities have charged Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari with tax fraud. Coming less than a month before the World Cup kicks off, the timing could hardly have been worse for the coach of the host nation. Scolari is accused of hiding about seven million euros in wages when he was Portugal’s coach between 2003 and 2008, according to reports. Portugal, under Scolari, were losing finalists at Euro 2004 and reached the World Cup semi-finals in 2006. Dutch newspaper Financieele Dagblad said that Scolari received money from two Dutch-based companies, Chaterella Investors Limited and Flamboyants Sports. Portugal has asked US authorities for assistance in the inquiry as the money was believed to have been transferred to the United States. Financieele Dagblad said that Scolari transferred money through companies based in the Bahamas and other tax havens. “I made all my income tax declarations correctly,” Scolari said in a statement on Wednesday. “I alw ...
Say it ain't so.LISBON, Portugal -- Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is under criminal investigation in Portugal for suspected tax fraud and money laundering. Portuguese tax authorities suspect 7.4 million euros ($10.1 million) that was transferred from Portugal to a bank in Miami between 2003 and 2008, when Scolari was coach of Portugal's national team, were local income that the Brazilian did not declare.
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When they said that Luiz Felipe Scolari was the subject of a criminal investigation in Portugal, I thought they were going to fit him up for Madeline McCann's disappearence...the time line fits and everything ;) Turns out it's just tax evasion, so I'll go back to thinking her parents had something to do with it...
Brazil national team soccer coach Luiz Felipe Scolari investigated for suspected tax evasion and money laundering
Former World Player of the year Ricardo Kaka has stated that he is not saddened by his non-inclusion in the Brazil World Cup squad by manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Brazil unveils World Cup squad, includes Neymar, David Luiz, Ramires - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has unveiled his 23-man World Cup squad. The list released Wednesday includes 16 players who were in the team that won last year's Confederations Cup by beating world champion Spain in the final,…
Mr. Luiz Felipe Scolari, honestly I have no interest in what so ever your squad is for the FIFA World Cup 2014, but seriously your decision of excluding Kaka and Lucas Moura from your squad is just baffling. Surely you do have young, pacey and lads who are full with tricks in your midfield but just tell me that one name out of all those players that selected, who match the experience that Kaka brings to your entire squad,especially the midfield. And alright if you are going with young talent over experience, then why is Lucas Moura not included. The lad surely has been one of the top performers for PSG's this season. What knowing that my doesnt opinion matter at all, there nothing more I can say than wishing Brazil all the best for the WC.
Brazil have named four Chelsea players in their provisional World Cup squad. Defender David Luiz and midfielders Oscar, Ramires and Willian are in a 23-man squad named by Luiz Felipe Scolari, along with Manchester City's Fernandinho and Tottenham's Paulinho. There was no place for Liverpool midfielders Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Leiva despite their important roles in the Reds' Premier League title bid. AC Milan duo Kaka and Robinho are also big-name absentees. Midfielder Kaka, 32, had been hopeful of playing in his fourth World Cup. Scolari was expected to select Chelsea's Brazilian contingent while Fernandinho is also in the squad after an impressive debut season in the Premier League with City. The 28-year-old has only featured only once for the national side since February 2012, scoring his first international goal in a friendly against South Africa in March. World Cup hosts Brazil have until 2 June to decide whether to make any changes before their final 23-man squad has to be named. The five-time wo ...
Following the sacking of David Moyes, there has been a lot of criticism for our players, suggesting that they contributed to him losing his job. The fact that he didn’t mention them or thank them in his parting statement, where he did express gratitude to the fans and staff, suggests Moyes probably agrees. Player power is something that has only risen to prominence in the past decade or so in England, with Chelsea being labelled the main culprits. But if those players stopped playing for the likes of Luiz Felipe Scolari, Avram Grant or Andre Villas-Boas, therefore forcing Roman Abramovich to get rid of a manager who wasn’t up to the job and replace them with someone who hopefully was, is that a bad thing? For rivals fans it was, but not for Chelsea. Why do you think City fans showed up with “Don’t sack Moyes” banners at their game last week? Arsenal and Manchester United were the only teams who were enjoying comparable success or who had similar aspirations as Chelsea during this time, and both ...
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on Thursday revealed eight of his squad for the World Cup, including four skippers, while adding he has no concerns with the form of striker Neymar. Two weeks before officially unveiling his final squad, Scolari said he was appointing Thiago Silva of Paris Saint Germain, Chelsea's David Luiz, Julio Cesar of MLS side Toronto and Fluminense striker Fred as his four captains. He added he was also picking Chelsea trio Willian, Oscar and Ramires and Tottenham's Paulinho. Scolari reveals some of World Cup squad supersport.com
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has added Thiago Silva, David Luiz and Fred to the small list of those certain to make his World Cup squad.
BRAZIL TEAM. The key players Striker Neymar is already being hailed as a man capable of playing a key role for the five-time world champions come Brazil 2014. Currently among the supporting cast in attack is the youngster’s former Santos team-mate Robinho, while Barcelona’s Dani Alves is a lung-bursting presence on the flank. Between the sticks, veteran goalkeeper Julio Cesar exudes confidence and security to the rest of the backline. Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari
Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari hailed Fernandinho after the Manchester City midfielder scored in Wednesdays 5-0 friendly win over South Africa.
INTERNATIONAL CALL-UPS: WHO IS AWAY? Posted on: Tue 04 Mar 2014 As always, there is plenty of Chelsea representation for the last round of international games before the World Cup squads are announced. Those players whose countries have qualified for Brazil will be hoping to impress their national team managers on Wednesday, while for some of our younger players competitive action awaits. England host Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday evening, with Frank Lampard, Gary Cahill and Ashley Cole all in Roy Hodgson's squad for the game. It is the final time the Three Lions will take to the pitch before the England boss names his provisional squad in mid-May, with the final 23 set to be announced after the friendly with Peru on 30 May. All four of our Brazilians - Ramires, Oscar, David Luiz and Willian - have been selected in Luiz Felipe Scolari's squad for a friendly with South Africa in Johannesburg on Wednesday. It is expected to be the Selação's final game away from home soil before the challenge of winning ...
Feel like I did in 05 when me, Luiz Felipe Scolari, morrisey, Aliya mustafina and the better part of linkin park went on the egg heads
Latest Football News & Transfer Gossips :- - Arsenal and Juventus are tracking Wolfsburg and Germany U21s attacking midfielder Maximilian Arnold. - Everton's on-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has strongly hinted the Toffees need to qualify for the Champions League this season to stand a chance of making the move permanent in the summer. - Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal record signing Mesut Ozil has become "too obsessed with making the perfect pass". - Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho claims Liverpool are the title-race danger-men because they are the one contender not liable to a spring meltdown as they juggle the demands of domestic football and the Champions League. - Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has shown off his new boots, which carry a message of good will to stricken compatriot Michael Schumacher. - Eden Hazard has NO plans to eave Chelsea despite being linked with a return to France with Paris St-Germain. - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has indicated that QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar is joining MLS ...
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Time for a Costa rethink in Brazil? Diego Costa again made the difference for Atletico Madrid in their huge away win at Malaga on Saturday. Late in the game, he worked his way into the box, drew three players to him and set into motion the events that led to Koke’s winner. The World Cup starts in six months and a few days. Costa has told the Brazilian FA he wants to play for Spain, and Luiz Felipe Scolari responded in turn, but as of right now, he’s technically still eligible for Brazil. Look at the Selecao’s options up front. Fred has been injured since August, and Pato has scored once from open play since the middle of September, Leandro Damiao twice, Jo and Luis Fabiano three times. In that time frame, Costa has scored more than all of them on his own. You wonder if this is a bridge that is definitely and irredeemably burned.
Sunday chillas...let see our soccer knowledge Aside from Franz Beckenbauer, who is the only person to have won the World Cup as both player and head coach? a. Carlos Alberto Parreira b. Luiz Felipe Scolari c. Dunga d. Mario Zagallo
2014 PREDICTIONS Let's move away from the transfer window for a moment, because it's the time of year when we ask our chief football writer Phil McNulty to look into his crystal ball and make some predictions for the next 12 months. It's World Cup year of course, and McNulty is tipping hosts Brazil to go all the way. "Having been in Rio for England's friendly at the refurbished Maracana in May, Brazil will be swept along on a wave of contrasting emotions - joy when the style is there but noisy frustration when it is missing," writes McNulty. "Brazil played themselves in with victory at the Confederations Cup and I expect Luiz Felipe Scolari to bring joy to the spiritual home of the game for the second time in July."
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho hopes to catch Luiz Felipe Scolari's eye Liverpool's young Brazilian midfielder admits he is living the dream and thrives off playing alongside Luis Suárez If Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho is Brazilian, which he is, and he has always idolised Ronaldinho, which he has, a certain free-kick taken in Shizuoka in 2002 comes in handy as a conversational icebreaker as another World Cup year approaches. "Of course he meant to score," Coutinho says, eyes widening in surprise at the suggestion that David Seaman might have been beaten from 40 yards by some sort of fluke. "I remember the goal well and I have seen it many times since. I am sure he was trying to score. I take a few free-kicks myself but I would never try something like that because it would be too far out for me to score from there." The 21-year-old future Internazionale midfielder had just turned 10 at the time, though he had already identified Ronaldinho as a player whose style he admired and whose career he would keep ...
Quote of the day ... Nico Jones: Regarding Mikel, am I meant to believe that Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Roberto Di Matteo, amongst others, with numerous leagues, Champions Leagues, cups and even a World Cup, and a combined 200 years in football between them know less than guys who spend their matches writing to the BBC website from their armchairs?
Fascinating how Brazil football coach Luiz Felipe Scolari uses a psychotherapist to develop a profile of each player
Luiz Felipe Scolari, Vicente Del Bosque and Jupp Heynckes are the 3 finalist for the FIFA manager of the year, according to Agencia News.
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Lucas Leiva is hoping he can keep his place in Brazil's squad and be part of Luiz Felipe Scolari's plans for the World Cup... (Sky Sports)
Luiz Felipe Scolari: “He's been playing well for 3 or 4 years now. Once in every 15 or 20 games or so he does not play at …
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Luiz Felipe Scolari as a player. This man mastered the art of the tackle.
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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is the "best guy in the world" to work with, according toBrazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.
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You're wrong about Ronaldo! Ex-Portugal boss Luiz Felipe Scolari says it's wrong to think Cristiano is a prima donna:
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Fernando Duarte interviews Felipe Scolari. Interesting read. "Brazil's Luiz Felipe Scolari fired by World Cup after Chelsea misery The manager who was shown the door at Stamford Bridge with unfinished business will lead his nation in 2014 on home soil aiming to replicate his 2002 triumph It is four and a half years since Luiz Felipe Scolari left Chelsea but he is keeping a closer eye on the club than ever. He has a World Cup on home soil to prepare for and four players from the London club – Oscar, David Luiz, Ramires and Willian – could well be in his final squad; and then there is the small matter of José Mourinho. Last month the Chelsea manager hit out at Neymar after the Barcelona forward had been involved in an incident that led to Celtic's Scott Brown being sent off. Mourinho called the Brazilian's actions "sad", adding: "I have told the players many times, I hate it [diving]. It is very bad. And the search of a red card for another player is a disgrace." Scolari, as we meet for an exclusive in ...
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Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari admits he is surprised at how far his side has come since he succeeded former boss Mano Menezes in November 2012, labelling the team ‘complete’. The Selecao have won five straight games since a shock 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in August, bagging 18 goals along the way and Felipao says he is delighted with the progress being made. “I didn’t expect the players to be as comfortable as they are right now,” he said. “Today, I can say the team is complete. “We initially had some difficulties when it came to picking the players, sometimes I’ve considered [using] three central defenders… I couldn’t sort out an exact formation. “Now, as the year ends, we are looking forward towards the World Cup. You can say Santa is coming late this time around, because we wish we could play it right now. “It has been a profitable year. We started against Russia, England, France and Italy - games that we used to build on our team’s strategy and later we sharpened during th ...
LUIS FELIPE SCOLARI _ NEYMAR AS GOOD AS RONALDO & MESSI The Brazil boss stated he has the utmost confidence in his young forward and suggested that failure at next year's World Cup is not an option for the hosts. Luiz Felipe Scolari has expressed his belief that Neymar has already proved himself to be on a par with the world’s best players. The 21-year-old made the move from Santos to Barcelona this summer and has began to find his feet in La Liga, netting four times in 11 appearances for the Blaugrana since his arrival. His record at international level is more impressive, with the forward having netted 27 times in 44 appearances for Selecao, and it is his performances for Scolari’s side that have led to his coach singing his praises. Jose Mourinho recently described the Barcelona star as "sad" for his role in Scott Brown's sending off in the recent Champions League game with Celtic, prompting the ex-Chelsea boss to defend his forward. “Maybe he [Mourinho] knows that Neymar is now at the same level ...
Luiz Felipe Scolari: Brazil will be world champions
10 Greatest stars never to have played in the Premier League 10. Roberto Carlos The 40-year-old - now retired after a spell with troubled Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala - starred for the La Liga giants and won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002. 9. Paolo Maldini The former Italy captain - who retired from international football before the Azzurri triumphed in the 2006 World Cup - also played a starring role for his country and won a total of 126 senior caps. 8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic The controversial Swede boasts an outstanding trophy record, having won league titles with Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan and current employers Paris Saint-Germain 7. Rivaldo The Brazilian maestro - a prominent member of the 2002 World Cup winning squad under Luiz Felipe Scolari - forged a reputation as one of the world's top talents during spells in Europe with the likes of Barcelona and AC Milan. 6. Luis Figo The former Portuguese star - who won 127 senior international caps - was best-known for his superb sp ...
Luiz Felipe Scolari says Francesco Totti and Andrea Pirlo would be in his summer World Cup plans if eligible.
AC Milan forward Robinho was the surprise choice on Thursday when coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named Brazil's squad to face Honduras and Chile in friendlies next month. The mercurial former Manchester City player, who has scored 28 goals in 84 games for Brazil, was recalled after a two-year absence and will travel to North America for the two matches as the host nation continue their build-up to the 2014 World Cup. Squad: Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar, Victor Defenders: Thiago Silva, Dante, David Luiz, Marquinhos, Daniel Alves, Maicon, Marcelo, Maxwell Midfielders: Lucas Leiva, Hernanes, Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Ramires, Oscar Forwards: Neymar, Bernard, Hulk, Robinho Jo
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Its called favour! Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari explained, "Mr. Silva asked me to make [Ronaldo] captain as a gesture...
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Luiz Felipe Scolari includes Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa in his 45-man provisional Brazil 2014 squad
There's still a bit of tweaking which needs doing, but Brazil have definitely improved since Luiz Felipe Scolari took over. Positive signs.
Brazil will be going for a fourth straight victory when they face Zambia in Beijing today. The 2014 World Cup host's won their previous friendly on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over South Korea in Seoul, with Neymar free kick and a strike from Oscar ensured a comfortable triumph. The five-time world champions will be without goalkeeper Julio Cesar (finger), defender Thiago Silva (thigh) and striker Fred (thigh) against the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations champions. Luiz Felipe Scolari may opt to give the likes of Alexandre Pato, Ramires and Hernanes an opportunity to start the game, with all three players having been named amongst the substitutes against South Korea. Zambia, meanwhile, heads into the game without a permanent coach after Herve Renard ended his time in charge of the nation to take over at French club Sochaux last week. Renard failed to take the country past the pool stages in World Cup qualifying; finishing second in their group behind Ghana. Zambia's fate was sealed after they lost a final game ...
Scolari to make changes for Zambia clash: Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has confirmed he will make a number ...
Harry Redknapp : Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers is as English as Fabio Capello HARRY Redknapp’s autobiography is high on the news cycle. In it, he comes across as bitter at not getting the England job he wanted and thought was his. He says that he’d have picked then Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers to be his number two. Rodgers must be gutted. Still he has to make do with managing Liverpool, one of the world’s great clubs, while Harry led QPR into the Championship. Rodgers was, of course, born in Northern Ireland. He’s not English. He got his first break into management with Jose Mourinho (not English) at Chelsea. Chelsea managers Avram Grant and Luiz Felipe Scolari (both not English) kept Rodgers on. So. He could be been on the England management staff, working for Redknapp. Harry Redknapp believes English managers are as good as, if not better than, their foreign counterparts. The Tottenham manager has long been an advocate of giving homegrown coaches a chance to manage at the highest level in thi ...
Roma defender Maicon has been forced out of Brazil’s friendlies with South Korea and Zambia later this month. The 32 year-old was injured in the Giallorossi's 2-0 win at Sampdoria. He missed their 5-0 victory against Bologna, but was expected to be fit for the Seleção. Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has neglected to call up a replacement, with David Luiz able to cover Daniel Alves at right full-back, if necessary. Maicon had only recently fought his way back into Scolari’s plans, having been over-looked for the Confederations Cup. The former Internazionale full- back has made an impressive start at new club Roma, following a frustrating 12 months with Manchester City.
Mikel, Mata Dilemma Hits Mourinho Chelsea of England midfielder, John Mikel Obi is once again at the centre of tactical options facing a coach at the English Premier League club, as The Blues’ returnee gaffer, Jose Mourinho is now turn between employing the Super Eagles star or back to favour Spaniard, Juan Mata. Before now, Mikel had been involved in various options that have placed him against the like of Michael Essien, Ramires, Josh McEachran and Romeu Oriol, which often left former Chelsea handlers – Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Andre Villas-Boas – having to rotate their options according to preferred tactics. However, at a point when it appeared that Mikel’s first ever goal in the EPL penultimate weekend had sealed his place in The Blues’ starting eleven under Mourinho, the Portuguese tactician is now facing his own share of the club’s recurrent dilemma of choice in midfield. Mourinho’s dilemma over Mikel erupted at the weekend against Tottenham Hotspur, as the Portuguese tacti ...
The World Cup-winning striker insists Brazil's chances of 2014 glory lie on the shoulders of the Barcelona star Brazil's 2014 World Cup aspirations are reliant on the form and fitness of Neymar, according to former Selecao striker Romario. The 1994 World Cup winner claims his country has no chance of being crowned world champion on home soil without the 21-year-old Barcelona forward. "Neymar is our best player," Romario told Sport. "He is now playing in one of the most competitive leagues in the world; he is my hope and Brazil's hope." Neymar was instrumental in Brazil's Confederations Cup win, scoring the second goal in a 3-0 victory over Spain in the final, and that performance coupled with many other impressive displays ensured he was crowned player of the tournament. Romario also admitted he was wrong to criticize the reappointment of Luiz Felipe Scolari as national team coach. The 47-year-old was publicly outspoken on Scolari taking the reins from Mano Menezes but now says he has refined his initial ...
The Samba boys have their eyes on the prize and their feet on the nation Even in winter, Fortaleza -- the seaside capital of the Brazilian northeastern state of Ceara -- is a hot place where temperatures are often above 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). That stifling heat was made even more uncomfortable by the squeeze of people at the gates of President Vargas Stadium last June. Prompted by rumors that the Selecao would hold a public training session, 4,000 people descended only to find locked gates as the team practiced in private. Tempers quickly heated up and only the intervention of manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, who pretty much bullied the police into opening the gates at the end of the session, avoided something nastier. With the Selecao playing abroad most of the time because of financial gains and FIFA's determination -- since 2003, football's governing body has asked the country to play the bulk of their games in Europe in order not to make players travel too much -- domestic fans have r ...
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A few days before England took on Brazil in the Maracana earlier this month, I was on a local TV show hoping for a bit of luck for Roy Hodgson's men. The Brazilian journalist alongside me said that his team were so bad that they might need some luck as well. What a difference a month makes! Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari had all his wishes come true in June. He has won over the crowd all across the country. He has consolidated a team. His own picks down the spine of the side - keeper Julio Cesar, holding midfielder Luiz Gustavo, centre-forward Fred - have had wonderful tournaments. The great hope Neymar has come of age. World and European champions Spain were seen off more comprehensively than anyone imagined. Things could not have gone better for "Big Phil". In fact, as he may secretly be worrying, they might even have gone too well - because history teaches us that therein lies the danger. Those with long memories will recall the 6-1 thrashing of Spain in the Maracana 63 years ago - a perfect performa ...
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Luiz Felipe Scolari: “Neymar is one of the three best players in the world.”
Luiz Felipe Scolari: “In Brazil we all know what he is capable of and we have seen him do some amazing things for a 21-year-old.”
Yes, he said that: -- and yes, Mário Fernandes did snub Brazil once.
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Luiz Felipe Scolari has said Maicon is still in his Brazil plans. WHAT ABOUT RAFAEL??
Maicon still in Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari's plans
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Luiz Felipe Scolari "He (Oscar) is 21 years old and still very young. And it all depends on what he wants."
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Backpass (Part 1) Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos says Spain's national team have a 'clear conscience' and tried their best in their Confederations Cup final defeat to Brazil. Brazil claimed their third consecutive Confederations Cup title on Sunday thanks to a brace from Fred, who scored in the opening two minutes of both halves, while Neymar hit the back of the net just before half-time. The result was Spain's first defeat in a competitive fixture since a 1-0 loss to Switzerland at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa but despite having seen a 29-game unbeaten streak come to an end, Ramos played down the result, arguing they had to lose one day. Neymar has admitted even he did not expect such a dominant performance from Brazil in the Confederations Cup final against Spain. The result sent shockwaves around the world as Spain, who were humbled by the hosts at the Maracana; a big statement with Brazil 2014 less than a year away. Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was thrilled with his team's performan ...
Roger Thats' Football News Update! 1. Mexico striker Jesus Escoboza has shown he is a true predator in front of goal after running on and scoring against Mali at the Under-20 World Cup - despite losing his boot. 2. Swansea City have re-signed Dutch midfielder Jonathan de Guzman on a second season-long loan from Spanish club Villarreal. 3. Spanish duo Roberto Soldado and Cesc Fabregas missed the semi-final against Italy because of minor muscle problems. However, both players are likely to be available against the Brazilians tonight. 4. Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reported no injuries following victory against Uruguay and could name an unchanged side for Tonight's final. 5. Chelsea striker Fernando Torres could partner Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain, 25, in a new-look Arsenal frontline if manager Arsene Wenger gets his way. Full story: Sunday People 6. Aston Villa have placed a £25m price tag on the head of 22-year-old Belgium striker Christian Benteke in a bid to put off interested clubs. 7 *** ...
Luiz Felipe Scolari has admitted that he would love to work with Mario Balotelli as his Brazil team prepare to face Italy.
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Hernanes replaces Paulinho for Italy tie 22 June 2013, 01:37 Brazil midfielder Paulinho will be replaced by Lazio's Hernanes for Saturday's Confederations Cup clash against Italy, Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari said on Friday. Scolari has yet to decide whether to play defenders Dani Alves and Thiago Silva, both of whom are one caution away from missing the next game. Brazil have already qualified for the semifinals, as have their opponents. "We have chosen not to give Paulinho a game so he can recover fully," Scolari said of the Corinthians midfielder, who has an ankle knock. "I have not decided yet whether those two, Dani or Thiago will play or not. They want to play but I'll think about it. "The decision to have Hernanes replace Paulinho is normal," he added. "He's a slightly different player in that he dribbles, he turns and I have no question that we will have the same quality. We are doing quite well in every position." Hernanes said he hoped to grab the chance, especially given that he plays his c ...
Hulk adds his strength to Brazilian team A former Brazil coach had a simple answer when asked about what striker Hulk adds to the squad: "Strength." "He gives us more power," Mano Menezes added, with a grin, about the Brazilian nicknamed after the comic book superhero. There is a new coach now with Brazil hosting the Confederations Cup at home, but Hulk keeps going strong. Although he is clearly one of the least popular of the current Brazilian stars, he continues to work hard to silence his critics and prove his worth to fans. The Zenit St. Petersburg player left Brazil early in his career and has little connection with local supporters, but has played well with the national team and is constantly praised by coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. "I'm big, I'm strong," said Hulk, who looks more like a rugby player or an NFL fullback. "And I take advantage of this strength when I'm on the field, I use it to help my team." The 26-year-old Brazilian, whose full name is Givanildo Vieira de Souza, got his superhero nickn ...
The early signs from the Confederations Cup are that Brazil's fans can help rather hinder the team at home, reports of Spain's demise are premature and the heat is going to cause problems for everyone at the World Cup. Hosts Brazil, already through to the semi finals along with Italy, came into the tournament under a cloud with some people questioning whether Luiz Felipe Scolari's young squad has what it takes to beat the best. But, so far, they have impressed without slipping into gear, beating Japan 3-0 and Mexico 2-0 to make Saturday's Group A match against Italy in Salvador of interest only to see who qualifies in top spot. Crucially, their fans have rallied round, ignoring political protests outside the stadiums and cheering on their side both in Brasilia and Fortaleza. It has not always been the case, especially in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, where the fans can lose patience with their team even before halftime. The other big talking point has been the impressive start by world and European champi ...
BBC Sport pundit Efan Ekoku on BBC Three "I've never seen Hulk chase back like he did in the first half before Dani Alves's chip, but that is what the Brazilian public and Luiz Felipe Scolari demand."
Luiz Felipe Scolari looks like Gene Hackman. His boobs are sweating like crazy too.
BRAZIL VS MEXICO PREVIEW Luiz Felipe Scolari is spoilt for choice ahead of Brazil’s second Confederations Cup game against Mexico at the Castela With the Selecao in fine form during their comprehensive 3-0 victory in Group A’s opener against Japan, and star player Neymar expected to shake off a minor knock picked up in the game, the 64-year-old’s main concern is deciding if to change a winning formula. Atletico Miniero striker Jo, who scored as a second-half substitute against Japan, could start, with Hulk or Fred the most likely to miss out – though Lucas Moura may find it harder to displace Paulinho and Oscar in midfield. But while Brazil could clinch a semifinal berth with victory, Mexico faces a win or bust scenario, as such a result will all but confirm its elimination from the tournament after a 2-1 reverse to Italy on Sunday. Jose Manuel de la Torre may be tempted to ring the changes after a sub-standard showing against the Azzurri, and Geraldo Flores could see his starting berth threatened ...
Confederations Cup preview Posted 2 days ago 2 7 7 Every four years Brazil’s streets are transformed as the nation hurls itself into World Cup mode. People come together to hang up bunting or paint patriotic murals on walls and pavements. But while there is little evidence that the Confederations Cup will cause a similar mobilisation, that does not mean that this summer’s tournament is being dismissed as an irrelevance. The notion of an unimportant international competition is foreign to the local mind. Prestige is on the line every time Brazil take the field in a friendly, let alone in a meeting of the champions of all the world’s continents. It is a lesson that national coach Emerson Leao unwisely forgot back in 2001. Led to believe that the Confederations Cup in Japan and South Korea was of little importance, he took an understrength, highly experimental squad – and was then sacked at the airport after Brazil finished fourth. That, of course, opened the way for Luiz Felipe Scolari to take over ...
Confederations Cup PREVIEW: EXPECTATIONS HIGH FOR HOSTS Posted on: Fri 14 Jun 2013 David Luiz believes the Confederations Cup is a chance for Brazil to ensure they approach next summer's World Cup with the country's full backing. It has been a difficult few months for the Selecao since Luiz Felipe Scolari returned as coach, with defeat to England in February followed by draws with Italy and Russia leaving them 19th in FIFA's world rankings, their lowest position since the system began in 1993. Now, there is a chance to turn the tide, with a major international tournament on home soil, and despite the non-selection of Chelsea team-mate Ramires, David Luiz, who is joined in the squad by Oscar, is in confident mood. 'It's a chance for me to go back to my country and play in an important competition for Brazil. We need to win,' the 26-year-old told the official Chelsea website. 'The Brazilian people deserve that, it's been a long wait for a title so now is the time. 'It's a chance to bring everyone together i ...
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The Continental Champions Cup is around the corner! It it time to analyze the Groups that were formed during the draw made in Sao Paulo on December 1, 2012.   GROUP A - The Hosts Group!   Brazil.- Hosts and five times World Champions arrive to the tournament without major expectation. Without a doubt, the main goal for Brazil is to win the FIFA World Cup for sixth time. However, I'm very sure that Brazilian fans want to see their team winning the FIFA Confederation Cup. Simply, it is played at home. Home should be respected! Luiz Felipe Scolari has relied on talents like Neymar, Thiago Silva, Dani Alves and more players that hope to bring Brazil to their traditiona spot, the highest in the World!   Japan.- Asian Champions want to imitate the example from the female team, to shine and succeed on a World level. To the Japanese, it will be the second time in this tournament, and they hope to repeat the performance in 2001. In that time, they played the final. Of course, the task won't be easy. We should ...
Brazil 3-0 France: Oscar, Hernanes & Lucas Moura provide Confederations Cup boost The Selecao never overly stretched themselves but three goals gave them a comfortable win over Didier Deschamps' largely impotent outfit in Porto Alegre Brazil earned their second win in their seventh game under Luiz Felipe Scolari with a timely 3-0 win over France at the Arena do Gremio. The Selecao struggled during the early exchanges but a tactical change from the coach saw them begin to control proceedings. Early in the second half they finally opened the scoring through Oscar before Hernanes struck and a Lucas Moura penalty wrapped up the win in the closing stages to give the team a lift before the Confederations Cup. There could have been a goal in the first minute when Hugo Lloris was too hesitant on the ball on the edge of his area and Neymar picked his pocket. The new Barcelona signing tried to shimmy around the keeper who got a valuable foot in which allowed his defence to clear it properly. But it was France who p ...
Neymar won't be Barcelona's No.10 and he shouldn't be Brazil's The new Blaugrana signing requested to wear the number for his country, but Scolari's decision to play him in the associated role against England should not be repeated On May 27 the saga finally came to an end. After endless speculation, Barcelona announced the signing of Neymar from Santos. Along with a fee of €57m comes great expectations and Catalan giants' supporters still need convincing given the 21-year-old's recent form. When Brazil hosted England last weekend, Luiz Felipe Scolari employed a tactical switch that saw him field Neymar in the position typically assigned to the shirt number he had requested to wear: the famous No.10. It is the most fabled digit in all of football and is looked to as a point of inspiration for the whole team, but in front of an expectant, newly-renovated Maracana, a hallowed arena which has played host to some of the nation's most iconic footballers, the youngster was far from his best as he operated in ...
Pugnacious Portugal defy the form book Even when things are going well, Fabio Capello prowls the touchline appearing to look at those around him with thinly-veiled contempt these days. The Russia coach had reason to be put out here. Nearly nine years on from the October night when Luiz Felipe Scolari's Portugal gave Georgi Yartsev's Russia a 7-1 hiding across town at the Estadio Jose Alvalade, the visiting side suffered more misery in Lisbon. While Paulo Bento's team leapfrogged Russia at the top of World Cup qualifying Group F, it is too early to talk of power or even momentum shifts - Capello's side trail by two points but have two matches in hand. Yet perhaps the most galling aspect for the Italian was the self-inflicted nature of aspects of this defeat, against an opponent underpinned with tension. Even when Helder Postiga - continuing his curious habit of scoring international goals at the same ratio as Wayne Rooney - gave the hosts the lead inside the opening ten minutes, nobody expected the floodga ...
Cris: Brazil not ready to win World Cup The former Brazil international says although Luiz Felipe Scolari's side is not the favorite for next summer's showcase event, there are signsof progress within the team. --- Football Addicted
Neymar insists there were plenty of positives from Brazil's 2-2 draw with England on Sunday and believes the Selecao "can only get better". Paulinho salvaged a draw for Brazil at the Maracana after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wayne Rooney had cancelled out Fred's opener. Luiz Felipe Scolari's squad have won just one of their last six international fixtures, putting pressure on the former Portugal boss leading into this month's Confederations Cup. Brazil take on France in a friendly next weekend before beginning the tournament against Asian champions Japan and Neymar is confident his side's dominant performances will soon yield convincing results. "It was a good match in terms of what we did on the pitch and the opportunities we created," he said. "Unfortunately, we didn't score during the first half spell of pressure. But now we can only get better, we will improve further. "Every player in the squad has the quality to make important contributions for the team. Of course, I will be happier if I can get mo ...
Like I said Luiz Felipe Scolari will fail like Marcelo Lippi did in 2010 World Cup.
Which of the following statements are true? a) The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) in November 2012 appointed Luiz Felipe Scolari as the Coach of Brazilian Football team b) West Indies won the Bangladesh Test Series by 2-0 c) WADA Proposed Four-Year Ban for Felony Athletes under New WADA Code d) Marcel Granollers & Marc Lopez won the ATP World Tour Final 2012 i. All the statements are true ii. Statement a, b and c are true iii. Statement a, b and d are true iv. Statement a is true
Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed he has spoken with Barcelona president Sandro Rosell regarding the future of Neymar and informed him of the Santos star's exemplary "behaviour". Peixe vice president Odilio Rodrigues revealed last week that the 21-year-old is desperate to make the move to the Camp Nou side and the Brazil coach has now added further fuel to those rumours. "He is an example to follow as a sportsman. I have spoken to Sandro Rosell about how he behaves on the training pitch and about his personality. And he really is an example to follow," he told Canal+. "Barcelona are clearly leading the race for his signature. He would be a great signing for Barcelona. "He would be an idol for the fans next season alongside Lionel Messi." Neymar has a contract with Santos until after World Cup 2014, but he could be on the move this summer as he will travel to Barcelona after the Confederations Cup to discuss a potential transfer.
Brazil have named their squad for friendlies against Italy and Russia, with Real Madrid's Kaka recalled for both matches. Playmaker Ronaldinho has been left out after disappointing performance in the defeat to England at Wembley and failing to impress domestically in South America. Santos starlet Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain new boy Lucas Moura and Bayern Munich defender Dante are three other names that have made the cut ahead of the March matches. Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari failed to select Kaka for his first squad as coach since his return to the post, but the midfielder could get the chance to prove his worth after impressing for Real in February. The World Cup 2014 hosts travel to Geneva to play Italy on March 21 before taking on Russia at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge four days later. Brazil: Goalkeepers: Julio Cesar (Queens Park Rangers), Diego Cavalieri (Fluminense). Defenders: Daniel Alves (Barcelona), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), David Luiz (Chelsea), Dede (Vasco da Gama ...
Next year's 2014 FIFA World Cup™ is in sight for Ronaldinho and Luiz Felipe Scolari as they prepare for their return to the Brazil national team against England tonight. Scolari was at the helm 11 years ago as the Ronaldinho-inspired A Selecao became world champions for the fifth time at Korea/Japan 2002. The pair have been drafted in once more as Brazil go in search of a record sixth FIFA World Cup win on home turf next summer. Ronaldinho, speaking at Wembley in the build-up, could not hide his surprise at an international return and is confident his side can be successful when the FIFA World Cup comes to Brazil. "It had not been in my plans," the Atletico Mineiro attacking midfielder said. "I had a very good season last year so I was hoping it would happen to a certain extent. I am very glad it has come true now.
For my soccer fans... FIFA.com rounds up all the action from a busy evening of international encounters.The big matchEngland 2-1 Brazil Goals: Wayne Rooney 26, Frank Lampard 60 (England); Fred 49 (Brazil)Luiz Felipe Scolari is likely to have departed Wembley Stadium with much to ponder, as he attempts to steer a Brazil side that has slipped to 18th spot in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking – their lowest placing since the system was established – firmly back on track.The match started in disappointing fashion for the returning Ronaldinho, whose penalty and rebound attempt were brilliantly saved by England goalkeeper Joe Hart. The Atletico Mineiro star seemingly failed to recover from the miss, and remained in the changing rooms at half-time. In the meantime, Wayne Rooney had given the Three Lions the lead, guiding home a ball parried by Brazil No1 Julio Cesar, who otherwise had another excellent 90 minutes. After the break, Scolari reshuffled his pack, bringing on Fred to partner Neymar, with Oscar slo ...
LONDON (AP) Presiding over Brazil's first loss to England in 23 years caused Luiz Felipe Scolari little concern. In fact, the returning coach saw Wednesday's 2-1 defeat as a good omen.
UPDATE : Luiz Felipe Scolari has now been taken back to his old people's home and has returned safely where he will be joined by Avram Grant and Woy Hodgson - LaWes
By Livio Caferoglu, Goal.comRonaldinho is set to start for Brazil against England on Wednesday after being named in coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's preliminary XI for the match. The 32-year-old's most recent Selecao appearance came in the 2-1 friendly defeat by Bosnia-Herzegovina last February, but he h...
*DISCLAIMER: Like Rafael Benitez's hopes of being Chelsea's manager next season, you shouldn't take these subtitles very seriously! Ronaldinho has been named in Brazil's squad for the first time since October 2010, as Luiz Felipe Scolari banks on experience to get the better of England in the friend...
The pressure on Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and his players to win next year's home World Cup is bigger than ever writes BBC Sport's Tim Vickery
The only manager that Roman Abramovich doesn't have to pay £20M to sack, the worst manager since Roman took charge and he won't sack him o.O Roberto Di Matteo, Carlo Ancelotti, Andre Villas Boas, Avram Grant, José Mourinho, Claudio Ranieri and Luiz Felipe Scolari . All got sacked for less. =Mr.Chelsea=
Ronaldinho Returns to National Team It has been almost a year since Ronaldinho played for Brazil, but the former FIFA World Player of the Year was called in by Luiz Felipe Scolari for the Selecao's friendly with England next month.
The new Brazilian head coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari has recalled the expertise of The ball master, Ronaldinho along with the veteran goal stopper Julio Caesar back into the brazilian squad. With the possibility of Pato being back and Kaka has being left out. We gonna have a feast of football come the Confederations Cup in Brazil. Not to mention the World Cup in 2014. I think the cup will remain in South America this time around!!!
Gerard Houllier, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Claudio Ranieri. That was an easy one.
Gerard Houllier, Claudio Ranieri, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Mauricio Pochettino. I can think of four?
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Lowlight | The Copa Sudamericana final witnessed deplorable scenes of violence London had the eyes of the world trained on it during Olympic Games. David Beckham was shunned by Stuart Pearce in the year that his Hollywood project expired and football was largely relegated to the shadows as Team GB captured the hearts of the English nation. Mexico's victory over Brazil, nonetheless, signalled their emergence as a regional force and, ultimately, set Mano Menezes on the road to perdition. Palmeiras went down in the Brasileirao but their coach Luiz Felipe Scolari dusted himself off to take the reins again at the Brazil helm after a bout of characteristic political bickering. While Fluminense won the league for the second time in three years, and Corinthians won the Copa Libertadores and the Club World Cup, it was the events during the Copa Sudamericana final which demanded global attention in Brazil. Argentina's Tigre claimed they were intimidated by police brandishing weapons at half-time in the changing roo ...
History of Chealsea Chelsea started in 1905 and played the second division of the league. They won their first trophy in 1955, when they became champion of the first division. They won the FA Cup in 1970, 1997, 2000 and 2007. They won the League Cup in 1965, 1998, 2005 and 2007. In 1970s Chelsea failed to maintain their position of the first division, due to the financial difficulties. In 1990s they challenged the title of Premier League. They came close but did not win it until 2005 and 2006. In 2003 the Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich, purchased Chelsea and invested lots of capital to employ new football players. He also employed Luiz Felipe Scolari, as the manager of the club. Abramovich also employed Peter Kenyon as the chief executive to be responsible for the commercial strategies of the club. This made Chelsea more and more powerful, and they won the Premier League in consecutive years. A third straight FA Premier League title slipped through Chelsea's fingertips after their failure to defeat ...
New Brazil coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari during the post Draw press conference after the Official Draw.
A series of apparently listless performances has culminated with the Boyz being booted from the 2012 Caribbean Cup tournament in the prelims. While the likes of French Guiana, Martinique and Cuba are not world beaters, they are also certainly no pushovers. One can already hear the calls for heads to roll ahead of the next stage of our 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign. However, at this stage of the game, there really isn't much that can be done to significantly alter the state of play in Jamaica's football before we face off against Mexico in February 2013. Luiz Felipe Scolari isn't walking through the door to coach the Boyz tomorrow. Neither is Pele or Diego Maradona to be coached by him. We can't afford for heads to roll at this time. Our only hope is in continuity. Let's go, Boyz!
Atletico Mineiro star Ronaldinho is eyeing a return to the national team under returning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.
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