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Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns as Brazil manager

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Luiz Felipe Scolari has reportedly resigned as Brazil manager according to reports in Brazil

BBC Sport explains how this was Scolari's second spell as the manager of Brazil, his first spell saw the Samba boys win the World Cup in 2002 when Brazil defeated Germany 2-0 in the final in Yokohama, Japan.

Scolari has also managed Portugal during the 2006 World Cup, Premier League club Chelsea, Bunyodkor of Uzbekistan and Brazilian club Palmeiras.

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Brazil were knocked out by Germany, who went on to win the tournament 1-0 against Argentina, in an embarrassing 7-1 defeat in the semi-finals.

The result was their joint-heaviest defeat in their history and it was their first home competitive defeat for over 39 years. Brazil finished off in 4th place after the Netherlands added more salt to the wounds with a 3-0 win over Brazil.

Brazil were favourites to win the World Cup this year after they hosted and won the Confederations Cup in 2013, beating Spain 3-0 in the final.

Brazil finished top of their group after two wins against Croatia and Cameroon and a draw against Mexico from their three matches, before edging past Chile on penalties in the last 16.

They beat Colombia in the quarter-finals 2-1 but the poster boy of the World Cup Neymar picked up a back injury during the game, which ruled him out for the rest of the tournament.

Matters got worse when captain Thiago Silva picked up his second yellow in two matches, which suspended him for the semi-finals.

A weakened Brazil team faced off against a strong German side. What happened next nobody saw coming, the final result. Germany 7, Brazil 1.

It was the heaviest semi-final defeat of all time. The first time a side had scored five goals in the first half of a World Cup match and it was Brazil's heaviest defeat in the World Cup ever.

After the match Scolari described the defeat as "the worst day of his life" and asked for forgiveness from the Brazilian people.

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