Scolari’s Chinese medicine

IN 2014, Luiz Felipe Scolari’s reputation was, to some extent, in tatters. Brazil’s humiliation in its own backyard looked to have brought the curtain down on a distinguished career, at the same time signaling the decline of Brazil as the benchmark for international football. Scolari is about to appear on the world stage again, albeit in the bastard child of FIFA, the Club World Cup. … Continue reading Scolari’s Chinese medicine

Scolari shows there’s life after Chelsea

Seeing Luiz Felipe Scolari in charge of Brazil is a reminder that he has happily rebounded from his short and very unproductive spell with Chelsea. Ironically, four of Scolari’s squad, on which the fate of the nation depends, were Chelsea players last season: Luiz, Ramires, Willian and Oscar. When Scolari arrived at Stamford Bridge, he was feted as the man who would bring the Brazilian … Continue reading Scolari shows there’s life after Chelsea