Luiz Felipe Scolari http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29169/all en Soccer-Scolari likely to produce a more rugged Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/soccer-scolari-likely-produce-more-rugged-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrew Downie</p> <p>Feb 1 (Reuters) - The Brazil team to face against England next Wednesday will be Luiz Felipe Scolari's first since taking over in December and fans can expect him to turn out a characteristically rugged side with a dash of true Brazilian flair.</p> <p>Scolari, usually known as Felipao (Big Phil) in Brazil, is back in charge for the first time since he guided Brazil to World Cup glory in 2002 and his task is to do the same when they host the tournament next year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/soccer-scolari-likely-produce-more-rugged-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Labor Luiz Felipe Scolari Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:30:48 +0000 5742927 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: I still harbour England regrets, says Scolari http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-i-still-harbour-england-regrets-says-scolari <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Luiz Felipe Scolari has admitted that he still regrets missing out on the England manager's job, as he prepares to begin his second spell as coach of Brazil with a friendly at Wembley on Wednesday.</p> <p>Scolari was in talks about becoming England coach in 2006 before electing to stay with Portugal.</p> <p>Coincidentally, England and Portugal went on to meet in the quarter-finals of the 2006 World Cup in Germany, with Scolari's side prevailing on penalties.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-i-still-harbour-england-regrets-says-scolari" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers FIFA World Cup Luiz Felipe Scolari AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:16:08 +0000 5746358 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Scolari says he deserves second chance with Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/soccer-scolari-says-he-deserves-second-chance-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brian Homewood</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Luiz Felipe Scolari is refusing to accept that he has lost his magic touch and believes he merits a second stint as Brazil coach, despite criticism of his recent coaching record.</p> <p>The man known as "Big Phil" led Brazil to their fifth world title in 2002 before guiding Portugal to the Euro 2004 final and World Cup semi-finals in 2006. However, things have not gone so well for him since then.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/soccer-scolari-says-he-deserves-second-chance-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA World Cup Labor Luiz Felipe Scolari Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:00:47 +0000 5746396 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ronaldinho misses penalty, taken off in ponderous return http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-ronaldinho-misses-penalty-taken-ponderous-return <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brian Homewood</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Ronaldinho's Brazil return after a one-year absence ended ignominiously when he missed a penalty and was substituted at halftime following a dismal performance in the 2-1 friendly defeat by England on Wednesday.</p> <p>Even taking into account that the Brazilian season has only just started and he is not fully match fit, the 32-year-old's performance was so ponderous that it raised questions about the wisdom of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's decision to recall him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-ronaldinho-misses-penalty-taken-ponderous-return" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers FIFA Confederations Cup Labor Luiz Felipe Scolari Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:15:44 +0000 5748270 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Scolari upbeat despite second honeymoon defeat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/football-scolari-upbeat-despite-second-honeymoon-defeat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Luiz Felipe Scolari brushed off concerns about his Brazil team after seeing them lose 2-1 to England at Wembley Stadium in the first game of his second spell as manager.</p> <p>Scolari has returned to the role in a bid to turn Brazil into a side capable of triumphing on home soil at the 2014 World Cup, but his first team selection was exposed by an enterprising England performance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/football-scolari-upbeat-despite-second-honeymoon-defeat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers FIFA World Cup Human Interest Luiz Felipe Scolari AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:15:32 +0000 5748352 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Scolari undecided over Kaka-Ronaldinho partnership http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/football-scolari-undecided-over-kaka-ronaldinho-partnership <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Luiz Felipe Scolari admitted Wednesday he is still undecided whether veteran pair Kaka and Ronaldinho can have a future together with the Brazilian national team.</p> <p>Ronaldinho has not been called up by the 2002 World Cup winning coach this time for friendlies against Italy in Geneva on Thursday and Russia in London on Monday.</p> <p>But last month it was Kaka who missed out while Ronaldinho was included in the 2-1 defeat to England at Wembley.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/football-scolari-undecided-over-kaka-ronaldinho-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA Confederations Cup FIFA World Cup Luiz Felipe Scolari AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:16:30 +0000 5788879 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil's Kaka gets his turn to impress Scolari http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/brazils-kaka-gets-his-turn-impress-scolari <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brian Homewood</p> <p>NYON, Switzerland (Reuters) - Brazil's matches against Italy and Russia are billed as friendlies but could be an acid test for midfielder Kaka's hopes of playing in his fourth World Cup next year.</p> <p>Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, taking charge of his second match since being re-appointed in November, said on Wednesday that Kaka will be under the microscope as he continues to look for his ideal team for the Confederations Cup in June and next year's World Cup.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/brazils-kaka-gets-his-turn-impress-scolari" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA Confederations Cup FIFA World Cup Luiz Felipe Scolari Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:16:09 +0000 5789166 at http://www.globalpost.com Shivering Scolari bears no grudge to Chelsea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130324/shivering-scolari-bears-no-grudge-chelsea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Luiz Felipe Scolari's only bad memory of Chelsea was the cold, the Brazil coach said on Sunday as he returned to a frigid Stamford Bridge for the first time since being unceremoniously sacked in 2009.</p> <p>"I'm happy to be here again, it's a place where I enjoyed working," said the man known as Felipao (Big Phil), whose side face Russia in a friendly on Monday.</p> <p>"The only think I didn't like was the cold, I'm not used to it anymore."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130324/shivering-scolari-bears-no-grudge-chelsea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Luiz Felipe Scolari Sports Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Mar 2013 18:45:17 +0000 5792691 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Scolari defends his Chelsea record http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/football-scolari-defends-his-chelsea-record <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari marked his return to Chelsea by insisting Roman Abramovich should have given him more time to mark an impact at Stamford Bridge.</p> <p>Scolari is back in west London for Brazil's friendly against Fabio Capello's Russia on Monday and he took the opportunity to set the record straight about his seven-month reign as Blues boss.</p> <p>At the time of Scolari's dismissal in February 2009, Chelsea were fourth in the Premier League and still in both the FA Cup and Champions League.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/football-scolari-defends-his-chelsea-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Luiz Felipe Scolari Sports AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 02:01:16 +0000 5792839 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil coach Scolari thrills in Marcelo performance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/brazil-coach-scolari-thrills-marcelo-performance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brian Homewood</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Brazil left back Marcelo boosted his hopes of making Brazil's World Cup squad next year with a performance against Russia which earned lavish praise from coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.</p> <p>Scolari said that before the match he had doubts about the Real Madrid's defensive abilities, but those had been laid to rest by his efforts in the 1-1 draw against Russia.</p> <p>"Everyone says Marcelo attacks well but has problems when it comes to marking," Scolari told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130325/brazil-coach-scolari-thrills-marcelo-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers FIFA World Cup Luiz Felipe Scolari Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 01:00:43 +0000 5793761 at http://www.globalpost.com Scolari's charisma not matched by dour Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/scolaris-charisma-not-matched-dour-brazil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brian Homewood</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Luiz Felipe Scolari talked of topless pitch invaders and pulled faces at the interpreter during the news conference which followed the 1-1 draw with Russia but the Brazil coach's obvious charisma was not matched by his team.</p> <p>Scolari's predecessor Mano Menezes had spent two years attempting to build a team which could play a Barcelona-style possession game with a Brazilian touch.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/scolaris-charisma-not-matched-dour-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Human Interest Luiz Felipe Scolari Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:30:04 +0000 5794062 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Pop idol Neymar delivers in style http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130616/football-pop-idol-neymar-delivers-style <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The clock showed two minutes and 57 seconds as Luiz Felipe Scolari, who said before the Confederations Cup that Neymar needed protecting as the idol of 200 million Brazilians, afforded himself a tight smile of vindication.</p> <p>Brazil coach Scolari's policy of simultaneously playing "good cop-bad cop" with the 21-year-old -- effusively praising his performances but also pointedly demanding he be "a team player" -- paid an early dividend Saturday as the Barcelona-bound forward struck a brilliant goal to underpin a 3-0 victory over Japan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130616/football-pop-idol-neymar-delivers-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Human Interest Luiz Felipe Scolari Sports AFP Sun, 16 Jun 2013 10:44:37 +0000 5857968 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Brazil can grow and be great team, says Scolari http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130616/football-brazil-can-grow-and-be-great-team-says-scolari <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari believes his team can grow into a great side after seeing his Neymar-inspired outfit sweep past Japan 3-0 in their Confederations Cup opener.</p> <p>Never a man to get carried away, 2002 World Cup winner Scolari was visibly pleased after the Selecao sent the Asian champions packing in Brasilia in their Group A clash.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130616/football-brazil-can-grow-and-be-great-team-says-scolari" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Luiz Felipe Scolari Sports AFP Sun, 16 Jun 2013 10:46:20 +0000 5857992 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Barca will get money's worth from Neymar - Scolari http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130622/football-barca-will-get-moneys-worth-neymar-scolari <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari forecast Barcelona would get their money's worth from Neymar after the starlet again showed his mercurial talent in Saturday's win over Italy.</p> <p>The 21-year-old scored his third goal in as many Confederations Cup group matches - a thumping freekick - as the Selecao saw off the four-time world champions 4-2 to win Group A with a perfect record.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130622/football-barca-will-get-moneys-worth-neymar-scolari" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Luiz Felipe Scolari Sports AFP Sun, 23 Jun 2013 02:02:09 +0000 5864748 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Scolari's Brazil begin to take shape http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130623/football-scolaris-brazil-begin-take-shape <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following the chopping and changing of recent years, Brazil appear to have found an equilibrium at the Confederations Cup, where they surged through the group phase to reach the semi-finals.</p> <p>Although Saturday's gripping 4-2 defeat of Italy had no sporting significance, both sides having already qualified, it confirmed Brazil's progress after two straightforward wins over Japan (3-0) and Mexico (2-0).</p> <p>Signs of the revival were first glimpsed in the hosts' final two pre-tournament warm-up games: a 2-2 draw with England and a 3-0 success over France.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130623/football-scolaris-brazil-begin-take-shape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Luiz Felipe Scolari Sports AFP Sun, 23 Jun 2013 19:03:06 +0000 5865189 at http://www.globalpost.com