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Scolari named Brazil coach

By Football News



Luiz Felipe Scolari has been re-appointed as coach of Brazil, the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) have confirmed.

Mano Menezes was sacked as Brazil coach last week and former Chelsea manager Scolari, who coached his country between 2001 and 2002, was installed as the early favourite to take over.

During his first reign in charge of his country, Scolari led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup title, beating Germany 3-0 in the final.

He then took over Portugal's national side and led the Iberians to the final of Euro 2004, the 2006 World Cup semi-finals and the quarter-finals of the 2008 European Championship.

Less successful spells in charge of Chelsea and Uzbek outfit Bunyodkor followed, but the 64-year-old returned to his homeland last year, winning the Copa do Brasil with Palmeiras.

Brazil will host to the 2014 World Cup.