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Ex-Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari appointed head of Gremio

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Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned as coach of the Brazil men's national team following the team's fourth-place finish at the World Cup, has been appointed the new head coach of Brazilian club Gremio, the Porto Alegre club announced Tuesday. 

It will be a return to the position for the 65-year-old Scolari, who coached Gremio in 1987 and from 1993-1996. In 1996, he lead the team to the Brazilian championship. 

Scolari's 2014 World Cup team reached the semifinal before losing its final two games by a combined 10-1 margin. 

More: Brazil's national team, club woes rooted in long-term issues

Carlos Dunga was named Scolari's replacement as coach of the Brazil national team. 

- Molly Geary

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