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Scolari faces Stamford Bridge return as Brazil take on Russia

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Luiz Felipe Scolari is facing a return to Stamford Bridge, where he endured an unsucessful seven month stint in charge of Chelsea, as the Seleção will take on Russia in a friendly on March 25.

Scolari, who steered Brazil to their fifth and last world title in 2002, was appointed for a second stint in charge in November.

The 64-year-old had a short-lived spell as Chelsea manager. Appointed in June 2008 to succeed Avram Grant, Scolari was sacked in February 2009 by owner Roman Abramovich.

"The game against Russia will be very important in order to prepare Brazil's national team for the Confederations Cup in 2013 and the World Cup in 2014. Russia is a strong opponent and it is traditionally hard to play against them," Scolari said in a statement.

"Going to London is a great joy. It will be an opportunity to thank the Chelsea's fans for the affection and the great interaction I had with them."

Source: RFS

 
 

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