Rio de Janeiro: the Brazilian football federation has decided to sack Luiz Felipe Scolari after the national team's fourth-place finish in the recently concluded 2014 FIFA World Cup, reports media.
TcGlobo TV and other Brazilian news media outlets reported Monday that Scolari, who led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup win, was sacked by the Brazilian football body, CBF, after the national team's failure to win the World Cup at home.
Luiz Felipe Scolari
After the 0-3 thrashing by the Netherlands in the third-place play-off, Scolari had said that it was up to the CBF to decide whether he should carry on as the Brazil coach.
Globo said the CBF would make an announcement later in the day. CBF vice-president Delfim Peixoto reportedly told media that Scolari will not stay on as coach.
Scolari, best known by his nickname Felipao, led Brazil to a World Cup victory in 2002 in Japan. He took over the team in December 2012, just before Brazil hosted the Confederations Cup. Brazil won that tournament, seen as a dress rehearsal for the World Cup, 3-0 in a final match over reigning champions Spain.
Brazil then began preparing for what they hoped would be a sixth World Cup trophy and their first Cup victory at home. Critics however remained unconvinced by Scolari"s unelegant style and rough tactics.