The Brazil coach has suffered a personal tragedy ahead of the World Cup after his nephew, Tarcisio Joao Schneider, died Tuesday.
Entrepreneur Tarcisio Joao Schneider, 48, died after colliding with a truck at a roundabout early Tuesday, in the city of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul.
According to information from the Brazilian Federal Highway Police, the car was forced from the road after a heavy impact with the other vehicle, though the exact cause of the collision is yet to be determined.
Radio Uirapuru has reported that Schneider, who owned a network of garages, was found dead at the scene while the truck driver escaped injury.
Scolari was struck by another death in his family in May when his brother-in-law passed away in Canoas, also in the Rio Grande do Sul municipality, after a battle with cancer.
It remains unclear whether Scolari will leave his side's preparations for Thursday's Group A opener with Croatia to be with his grieving relatives, with a date for his nephew's funeral yet to be confirmed.