Luiz Felipe Scolari back with Brazil, gearing up for World Cup
November 29, 2012
Luiz Felipe Scolari led the Brazil soccer team to a victory during the 2002 World Cup, and now he is back and ready to do it all again for the World Cup in 2014, according to The Associated Press.
"It needs to be clear to all Brazilians - we have the obligation to win the title. We will be playing in front of our fans," Scolari told the news source. "We are not the favorites right now, but we will work hard to make sure that we are during the tournament. A country with five world titles will not play hoping to finish second, third or fourth."
The Brazilian soccer federation hired Scolari back after they fired Mano Menezes last week due to the fact they didn't like his methods of coaching. As a result, Scolari was rehired and many are thrilled to see their old coach back right in time for when the World Cup is hosted in Brazil. The federation reports they made this decision because they felt as though it was best for the country and the team. During the past few matches with Menezes at the helm, the crowd started to chant Scolari's name, according to the publication.
The federation also hired back Carlos Alberto Parreira, who brought Brazil a World Cup title in 1994, as the national team's coordinator.
"We are here to help and to give our support," Parreira told the news outlet. "There is only one goal, which is to win the World Cup. Nobody can even think about Brazil not winning the World Cup at home."
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