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Photo: Luiz Felipe Scolari (Getty Images)

After being the last man to carry Brazil to triumph in the FIFA World Cup in 2002, Luiz Felipe Scolari will probably be remembered as the man who failed miserably in the quest to lift the Cup on home soil.

Following the 7-1 thrashing to eventual winners German in the semi-final, Scolari resigned on Monday giving his country a chance to begin the rebuilding process immediately.

"Luiz Felipe Scolari and his fellow coaching staff surrendered their positions to the board," the CBF announced in a statement.

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Photo: Mario Goetze celebrates celebrates the winning World Cup goal (Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mario Goetze lived up to the billing of being Germany's wunderkind by scoring the goal that ensured Germany became the first European team to win the World Cup title in South America.
Goetze came off the bench in the 88th minute and netted the winner in the 113th minute of the final against Argentina with a perfectly taken volley.

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Photo: Germany celebrate with the World Cup Trophy (AP)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends.
The now four-time world champions, the first European team to win it on South American soil, earned the honour of lifting the most recognised trophy in sports with a tooth-and-nail 1-0 victory in a final as terrifically entertaining as the tournament itself.

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Photo: Reggae Boyz starting eleven in the World Cup qualifier against Honduras on October 15th, 2013. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.

After witnessing a second abject display by the most loved “football country” in the world in the space of four days when Brazil was easily brushed aside 3-0 by the Netherlands in the third-fourth play-off of the World Cup, on the heels of the 7-1 battering from Germany in the semi-finals, I made a statement “Brazilian football no longer has an identity”.

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Photo: Messi and Muller (The Independent Sport)

Just a month ago the world turned its eye with great anticipation to the South American continent, specifically Brazil, as the FIFA World Cup got underway with 5 times champions Brazil taking on Croatia. Fast forward four weeks and the final two countries standing are hot pre-tournament favourites Germany and a usual suspect deemed slight outsiders Argentina. Both teams qualified for the tournament in impressive fashion and has reached the final without blemish having not lost a game in their 6 outings thus far.

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Photo: Brazil troop off the field after their hammering against Germany (Getty Images)

After suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of Germany in their semi-final, Brazil will be hoping to put on a good show in the third place match against the Netherlands. Luiz Felipe Scolari has come under attack for his tactics against the Germans while many are suggesting that this Selecao team is not as talented as they were made to believe. The Dutch will be looking to add salt to the wounds as the players look to send off their manager on a high.

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Photo: Tearful David Luiz (Reuters)

Like a hot knife through butter, so Die Mannschaft cut through the Selecao in a ruthless first half display of football to make a mockery of the five time world champions in their own home at the Belo Horinzonte stadium on Tuesday, in first the semi-final of the World Cup.

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Photo: Germany celebrate (Getty Images)

On a day when the history books were rewritten in many ways, the world looked on in shock and bewilderment as European heavyweights and three times World Champions Germany put Brazil to the sword in Belo Horizonte. The Germans showed no mercy as they hammered the Selecao 7-1 thanks to a brace each for Toni Kroos and Andre Schurlle as well as strikes from Thomas Muller, Sami Khedira and Miroslav Klose. It was Brazil's worse ever World Cup defeat and brought an end their 39 year competitive dominance on home soil.

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Photo: Arjen Robben and Lionel Messi (Getty Images)

The European powerhouse referred to as the 'perennial bridesmaid' of world football the Netherlands, is keen to make it two World Cup finals on the trot much like 1974 and 1978. The Oranje faces Argentina who defeated them in the 1978 final and will be seeking revenge for that defeat. Argentina however will have revenge on their minds as well for their 1998 quarter-final exit at the hands of Dennis Bergkamp's Dutch team.

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