Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns


Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned following his country’s failure to win the 2014 World Cup.

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, their joint-heaviest loss ever and first home competitive defeat for 39 years.

They then lost 3-0 to the Netherlands in the play-off for third place.

Scolari’s contract was set to expire after the tournament but Globo TV says his resignation will be confirmed on Monday by the CBF, Brazil’s football federation.

In the semi-final, Brazil were 5-0 down to Joachim Low’s Germany after only 29 minutes, before losing 7-1.

Scolari described the defeat as “the worst day of his life” and asked for forgiveness from the Brazilian people.