FIFA World Cup: Coach Luis Felipe Scolari 'Like a Dad' to Brazilian Players

The young Brazilian team has been under enormous pressure this FIFA World Cup but coach Luis Felipe Scolari has been a calming influence.

updated: July 04, 2014 13:21 IST
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Brazil striker Neymar and manager Scolari
Brazil striker Neymar in tears after his team qualified for quarters.


Fortaleza: Luiz Felipe Scolari didn't hesitate when he saw Neymar lying on the ground, his face buried in his hands, crying. The coach calmly walked over and picked the player up, pulled him to his chest and embraced him for a long time. (Also read: Thiago Silva tears into critics over tears)

Brazil had narrowly escaped elimination against Chile in the second round of the World Cup. The young Brazil star had just played one of the most difficult games of his life. (Preview: Brazil take on spirited Colombia)

Scolari knew he had to be there for him. The same way the coach has been there for everyone else in this young Brazilian team carrying the responsibility of winning the World Cup at home.

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