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CBF to discuss Scolari's future

2014-07-10 11:00
Luiz Felipe Scolari (Supplied)
Luiz Felipe Scolari (Supplied)

Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed he will discuss his future with the Brazil Football Confederation after Saturday's 2014 World Cup third-place play-off against the Netherlands.

The host nation saw their tournament ended in devastating fashion as they crashed to a 7-1 defeat against Germany in the semi-finals on Tuesday, marking the South American's biggest defeat in their footballing history.

The Samba Kings will, however, get the chance to salvage a modicum of respect when they face the Dutch for bronze in Brasilia this weekend, although it could prove Scolari's last game in charge of the team, with the CBF set to act swiftly in its assessment of this week's implosion.

Scolari said: "We (Brazil's coaching staff) have a deal with the CBF until the game on Saturday and after that, probably, we will have a conversation to sort some things out."

Looking back over Brazil's performance against the Germans, the coach said: "We had a disaster in six minutes but it happened. Let’s work for Saturday’s game.

"If I could explain what happened in those six minutes, I would answer but I do not know.

"The crash was also the coaching staff, the fans, it was overall, no one understood, and the team from Germany, which is good, took the opportunity.

"I cannot explain, I will not justify. An error occurred and this error was fatal.

"We can lose by one or two but we lost in a way that we had never done before in the history of Brazilian football.

"But the tournament was not all bad. We (just) had a bad defeat."

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