By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Reports in the Brazilian media are suggesting former Corinthians boss Tite could replace Luiz Felipe Scolari once the FIFA World Cup is over. Brazil crashed out of the tournament at the semi-final stage this past Tuesday, when they were demolished 7-1 by Germany.

Scolari and Marín deep in conversation at Brazil's Granja Comary base on Wednesday, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazil News
Scolari and Marín deep in conversation at Brazil’s Granja Comary base on Wednesday, photo by Jefferson Bernardes/VIPCOMM.

Scolari was visited at the side’s training camp in Granja Comary on Wednesday by CBF president José Maria Marín. Marín was the man responsible for bringing Felipão back to the Brazilian hotseat in November 2012.

Scolari defended vehemently his working methods in a heated press conference two days ago. He claimed that his work had been well done, and the statistics supported his claims. Yet the manner of their defeat to Germany has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many Brazilian fans.

Overrun in midfield and with limited options to tactically change the tie, Brazil were effectively out of the contest before half an hour had been played, after conceding five goals in eighteen minutes.

The man who is allegedly the most likely to replace him is Tite, renowned for his tactical awareness. In 2011, he won the Campeonato Brasileiro with Paulista club Corinthians. The following year he exceeded that national title, and lifted the Copa Libertadores, the South American equivalent of the UEFA Champions League, after seeing off Argentine giants Boca Juniors in the final.

Yet even that feat was topped at the end of 2012. In the FIFA Club World Cup, Corinthians defeated Chelsea 1-0 to be crowned world champions. It is widely believed his tactical vision is a perfect fit for the current Brazilian squad.

While Scolari won several friendlies and even lifted the Confederations Cup last June, his failure in such a resounding fashion may mean that in three days it will be the end of the road for the 2002 World Cup winner.

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  1. The problem with Brazil’s Selecao is not the Manager, it is the lack of high performing players and lack of unity when they do play. This is a high point, Brazil has to re-think their futbol structure, organization, training, and many other aspects. Sorry, but the Jogo Bonito acabou, a renewal is required.

  2. I see one of the problems as the refs and opposing players. It’s been awhile since I’ve watched international football/soccer and I honestly thought the game had morphed into a mix of what I remembered from watching and playing for years, and some hockey and American football thrown in. The level of violence I saw displayed towards the Brazilian team, and especially Neymar, was shocking. That Colombian player should have been red carded and suspended. But he was basically given a pat on the back for possibly ruining Neymar’s career. And carding Thiago Silva for something almost every other player has done during the tournament? Please. Don’t be so obvious.

  3. this barizilian team is so poor that Oscar is their star who would not qualify for any good european team. It is sad to see that a country of 20 million football fans can’t produce better players than good for nothing Fred, Hulk, Paulinho and so on. It is the worst Brazilian team I have seen and they should be very happy that they came to the semi final. Needless to say scolari is the worst coach as he fielded the worst plyers available.

  4. Well the point is pretty clear. Mediocrity is the theme song of Selecao. The players are garbage and so naturally the coach has to be lousy. So needless to mention, CBF selecting the coach and company, then has to be fecal.
    Pele & Zico Company in 20’th century invented joga bonito. Since its 21st century now, there ought to be some changes And the way Scolari & co are trendsetters they discovered joga feio.

  5. I have enjoyed all games. There were some surprises Colombia , Costa Rica and Chile. Thank you La Selecion Brazillera you didn’t win the Cup but life must continue. This happens to the best in every sports so please Levanten sus cabezas , look forward Russia 2018. Let,s bring back el jogo bonito. Brazil will always be Brazil!!! God Bless Brazil. Se despide un Paname~no desde Oklahoma USA


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