Luiz Felipe Scolari leaves Brazil

Buda Mendes

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has left his post after his side's World Cup humiliation.

Luiz Felipe Scolari has left his position as Brazil coach after his side's disappointing World Cup campaign.

The 65-year-old won the World Cup back in 2002 in his first stint with the Brazilian national side, and was tasked with doing the same again on home soil when he was reappointed by the Seleção in 2012.

Things looked promising as he swept up the Confederations Cup last summer, though his side were markedly less impressive when the World Cup came around. They topped their group and eliminated Chile and Colombia in the knockout stages, though suffered a record-breaking 7-1 humiliation at the hands of eventual winners Germany in the semifinal. They were no better in the third-place playoff, losing 3-0 after a toothless performance against the Netherlands.

Scolari refused to step down after the World Cup disaster, instead insisting the decision rested with the president of the Brazilian FA. However, they have now decided to go their separate ways.

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