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Brazil set to appoint Scolari

Brazil are expected to appoint former World Cup winner Luiz Felipe Scolari as their new coach.

The 64-year-old will replace Mano Menezes, who was sacked as the Selecao coach last week after just over two years in charge.

The official announcement is expected to be made on Thursday and Scolari, who led his country to the 2002 World Cup triumph, is likely to be given the task of leading Brazil to the 2014 World Cup finals.

"We did a thorough evaluation, we analysed various elements and especially experience," Brazilian confederation president Jose Maria Marin is quoted as saying by Jornal O Globo.

"A World Cup requires above all a lot of ability and experience."

Carlos Alberto Parreira, who won the 1994 World Cup with Brazil, also revealed he would become the team's technical co-ordinator and is looking forward to working with Scolari.

"I have great relationship with Scolari and it will be a pleasure to work with him," he told the newspaper.