Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns after World Cup 2014

14 ─░yul 2014 15:41 (UTC+04:00)

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned following his country's failure to win the 2014 World Cup, reports Brazilian broadcaster Globo TV.

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.
UOL News, a Brazilian website, is also reporting that Scolari has quit, quoting two CBF sources.