Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari under fire following World Cup humiliationby Jack Kitson / 09 July 2014, 09:51Tweet
Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari is under immense pressure to quit his position as manager of the national team following A Seleção’s World Cup humiliation at the hands of Germany. Die Mannschaft thrashed the humiliated hosts - and five times World Cup winners - 7-1 in what was one of the most astonishing results in football history.
Scolari took fully responsibility for the devastating semi-final result in Belo Horizonte, while describing it as "the worst day of his life". The shocking defeat was unsurprisingly the worst last-four loss in World Cup history, while it also ruthlessly and abruptly ended Brazil's stunning run of 62 competitive home games unbeaten, a streak which dated back to 1975.
What Next for Scolari?
Brazil need to re-group quickly as they have a third-place play-off to prepare for on Saturday against either Netherland or fierce rivals Argentina. Scolari and his wounded troops will desperately be seeking to recover from their annihilation, but whether they will be able to lift themselves following Tuesday’s disaster remains to be seen. Another defeat, especially at home to Argentina, would be unthinkable.