Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has decided to step down from his role after the embarrassing exit from the World Cup. Brazil were one of the favourites to win the World Cup as it was hosted on home soil for the first time since 1950. It looked like most of the predictions were about to come true after Brazil played against Germany in the semi-final of the competition. However, Brazil’s worst fears came alive after they were beaten 7-1 by a ruthless German team. This remains as the worst defeat in the entire history of Brazilian national team football.
Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has spoken about the possibility of winning the World Cup 2014, which will be held in Brazil. The World Cup returns to the South American continent and there is high expectation that Brazil will be the champions due to the home support. However, this can also be negative aspects for the team since they will be feeling the pressure of the 200 million supporters in front of them. Scolari has the experience of previously lifting the World Cup title with Brazil. This time around, he has named a relatively young team for the competition.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has named his 23 man squad for the World Cup 2014 and it already features a number of surprising omissions. Former World Cup winner Kaka has not been included in the squad, as the former Chelsea manager has gone for current form rather than experience or youth. Further, Scolari has a lot of options in the attacking midfield area, which deemed Kaka surplus to requirements. Ronaldinho, who was also not expected to feature in the squad, also appears to have played his last match.
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has failed his compatriot Oscar, who is widely seen as the player who will become his replacement in the attacking midfielder role, performing excellently for the club this campaign.
The Brazilian midfielder came to Chelsea for £ 25 million and has been one of the success stories of the blues. Despite being very young, he has been able to take on the pressure of playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world and produced big performances. He was instrumental in Chelsea’s Europa league success last season.
Brazil’s national team manager Luis Felipe Scolari said that the performance of Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho impressed him a lot.
The 30-year-old has been in the wilderness with regard to the Brazil national team. It has largely been because he has been playing in the Ukrainian league for several years. However, he has returned to the high-profile English Premier league with Manchester City in the summer. He was signed for £ 30 million by the Premier league outfit, who have been using him consistently as the defensive partner for Yaya Touré.
The man who is responsible on deciding which players will be representing Brazil for the 2014 World Cup as well as selecting which formation would be better depending on the teams they have to face, Felipe Scolari is optimistic that his team will take home the World Cup title.
"We are playing at home, we have the fans on our side and a team which is competitive and has a lot of quality. We have everything that allows us to be the best team. That's why I fully trust that we can make it to the final and be the champion." Scolari said.
The future of Brazilian midfielder Kaka in the national team squad has been speculated a lot due to the age and injury concerns of the midfielder.
However, it seems that manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is more concerned about his form rather than other attributes. He was recently present at the San Siro in order to witness Kaka playing in the Milan derby. AC Milan have been very poor this season and it was not surprising that they did not get a positive result in a match. They lost 1-0 and they have slipped further lower in the table.
Former Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed that he may one day want to come back to the Premier league and even with Chelsea if the opportunity comes about.
Scolari is currently the manager of Brazil, which is one of the prestigious jobs in the world. Brazil have automatically qualified for the upcoming World Cup 2014 as the hosts of the tournament. Scolari will have a lot of pressure on his hands in order to deliver the trophy, which he has also won with Brazil in 2002.
Brazil have a unique situation whereby they have a lot of quality outfield players, but the goalkeeping situation is quite alarming.
National team manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has only a couple of goalkeepers to choose from ahead of the World Cup 2014. One of them is QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who used to play for Inter Milan a few seasons ago. It was not long ago that he won the best goalkeeper in the world award, but he has not been in the best of shape in recent times.
The 2013/14 Premier League season is one of the hardest to predict of recent times, making for some good betting odds. Man United would usually start as favourites but with Alex Ferguson’s departure, it seems like Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal have all sensed the opportunity for a long term power shift.