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Reports: Scolari to be named Brazil's soccer coach

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Luiz Felipe Scolari will return as Brazil's national soccer team, replacing the dismissed Mano Menezes, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.

Scolari, 64, was Brazil's coach when it beat Germany 2-0 to win the country's fifth World Cup title in 2002..

The Brazilian soccer federation fired Menezes on Nov. 23, and officials said they will hold a press conference Thursday, but have not confirmed that Solari is the choice.

Brazil, long one of the world's soccer powers, has fallen to 13th in FIFA's world soccer rankings.

Brazil is particularly interested in boosting its team with the 2014 World Cup being held in Brazil.

Brazil won 18 out of 24 games under Scolari during his one-year stint as head coach between 2001 and 2002.

Scolari has been without a job since leaving Brazilian club Palmeiras a few months ago.

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