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Scolari under investigation

Portuguese authorities have revealed Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is the subject of a criminal investigation.

Officials have refused to confirm what the investigation relates to, with the matter falling under the country's judicial secrecy law.

Reports in Brazil and the Netherlands have claimed Scolari is suspected of tax evasion but he has denied any wrongdoing.

"I have correctly filed all my tax returns in all the countries where I have worked and I have always declared my income," he said.

"If anything is wrong, it is not my fault. I hope justice gets to the bottom of the facts."

Scolari was head coach of Portugal from 2003-2008 and guided his native Brazil to World Cup glory in the Far East over Germany at the 2002 tournament.

The 65-year-old began his second spell in the role in 2012 and will lead Brazil when they host this year's World Cup.

Brazil play Croatia in the opening match of the tournament in Sao Paulo on 12 June.