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The 65-year-old coach failed to meet expectations with the Selecao as they finished fourth at the World Cup and suffered a 7-1 trouncing at the hands of Germany

Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned from his post as Brazil coach, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has confirmed.

The 65-year-old was rumored to have quit early on Monday morning after Brazil failed to win the World Cup on home soil. The Selecao crashed out in the semifinal with a 7-1 defeat to Germany before losing 3-0 to Netherlands in the third-place playoff.

Brazilian football's governing body has confirmed that the coach, who won the World Cup with the South American nation in 2002, has left the club amidst great criticism after failing to make the country world champion on home soil.

"Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and his fellow coaching staff surrendered their resignations to the board of the Brazilian Football Confederation," a statement on the CBF's official website read. 

"The resignation was accepted by President Marin, who was keen to thank all the committee members and players and, by extension, the Brazilian fans for showing love to the Brazilian national team throughout the World Cup campaign.

"Scolari and his entire coaching staff deserve our respect and gratitude. They were responsible for returning to the Brazilian people your love for selection, despite not having achieved our greatest goal."