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Luiz Felipe Scolari named Brazil coach for 2014 World Cup

Posted: 30 November 2012 Time: 06:49

Luiz Felipe Scolari has been appointed to lead Brazil at the 2014 World Cup.

The hosts have been on the lookout for a new head coach following the sacking of Mano Menezes last week.

And Scolari, who coached Brazil at the turn of the century and won the 2002 World Cup, has now been tasked to follow suit with a squad brimming with talent, but woefully short on confidence.

“We have an obligation to win the World Cup,” the former Chelsea boss says. “We are not the favourites to win it now, but we aim to become favourites as we are starting to see the results of our hard work.

“If a national team that have won five World Cups is organising the World Cup, you cannot think about just making it to the final or semi-finals.”

Scolari will be joined in the Brazil set-up by former South Africa national team coach Carlos Alberto Parreira, who has been appointed team director.

Previous comments on this story...

Rio da General
posted: 07:55 am
Watchout 4 Brazil Parreira nd Scolari combination.
Dooba [Glory Deferred]
posted: 08:12 am
In my humble opinion, Perreira the best coach on the planet... if he was able to change the mindset of lazy overpaid SA players, then to me he is just simply the best!

I thought GI was of that calibre, now am not so sure... I started doubting GI when he fielded Mungomeni, and that is when I was reminded of Pitso when he fielded Ricardo Katza!
Dooba [Glory Deferred]
posted: 08:14 am
.....or Jomo fielding Rabutla, that was the worst day of SA football... in fact the squad with Rabutla and Katza in it is to blame for SA's drop in football standard... we have nothing to blame but stupid coaches who had their own personal agenda, using the national team as a scapegoat...
mrs Majoro (1st lady of Amakhosi)
posted: 08:54 am
There's one thing about Brazilial Federation, they have balls. Scolari has out of the game for some time, and the last team he was coaching was facing relation when he jumped ship. But they still appointed him, he has done pretty well previously but the question is can he deliver this time around. One wonders if the wont be any clash of egos with Perreira, but should they click instantly Brazil will be playing interesting football.
posted: 09:08 am
again Jomo fielded Brian Sebapole Thabang Molefe, for that matter what ever happened to those players?
posted: 09:16 am
It was Abt time they gave him another chance this guy was a good coach and he is stil one
posted: 09:45 am
Dooba JCW
you are talking nonsense. the squad with Rabutla lost to Egypt in the AFCON final 1998 and the game that Richardo Katza played in Bafana beat Zambia 1-0. What is your point exactly, because your favorite players are the once causing bafana problems. Rabutla got a contract in Greece while your favorites can even get a contract in DRC Congo.
posted: 11:31 am
Is this the real SisterP hahaha you came back sober & full of sense, keep it up ntombazane!

GI hasn't selected the squad to use he is still trying players out & already he is being compared with the likes of Pitso. I'll jugde GI capabilities on the coming tornament for now I support him no metter what!
Sthathe Africa (Conquer the Continent)
posted: 11:45 am
This is a conservative decision, they should have taken the considerd risk of appointing Josep "Pep" Gourdiola: Even though the former Barca mentor has no expirience in International football but surely he was gonna bring Brazil back that style of play that they like of "playing with flair & treating a ball with respect". Going with their trusted Madala means they want result in 2014 but they run the risk of these old man failing with old and expired tactics that have already failed to win Brazil the coveted cup for the past 10 years!!
posted: 04:20 pm
@Stathe Zonke Brazil will never appoint a foreingn coach, @Good Enough i'm with you my man
Unti-Pirates Fans
posted: 12:55 am
Brazil won all seven games they played in Korea Japan 2002 in 90 minutes.They were untouchable and i believe Scolari was the reason for that and he can repeat the feat in 2014.
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