Luiz Felipe Scolari, the brain behind Brazil's success in winning the 2002 World Cup

Brazil successfully won the World Cup for the fifth time after beating Germany with a score of 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final. Luiz Felipe Scolari managed to gather his stars to play as a team and achieve maximum results in the championship which was first held in two countries, namely Korea South and Japan.

Before handling the Selecao in the 2002 World Cup, Scolari only struggled with the third world national team. No wonder, before he took the lead in the 2002 World Cup, not a few thought that he would make Brazil's fate bleak again.

This opinion is not proven. In a test match before the 2002 World Cup, the coach who is now 73 years old returned the philosophy of Jogo Bonito. He managed to combine the techniques of his children with the tactics he had.

Thanks to his magical touch, Brazil won seven victories (including the final), scored 18 goals, and conceded only four goals, making the Brazilian public so impressed with the style of playing Jogo Bonito (beautiful football) that he carried.

Dare Not To Bring Romario

Luiz Felipe Scolari is known to have had a very bad relationship with the Brazilian star at the time, Romario and made the former Barcelona player expelled from the squad.

At the 2001 Copa America, Romario who was called up by Brazil suddenly canceled the call unilaterally and chose to play for Vasco da Gama and then went on vacation. That, made Scolari finally punish Romario and not call him to the 2002 World Cup.

And Big Phil (Scolari's nickname) succeeded in proving to the Brazilian public, becoming a champion at the event without the help of Romario.

World Champion 2002

Brazil then went to Korea-Japan 2002 under the pressure of failure in France 1998. In addition, they recorded a bad result in the 2001 Confederations Cup. Thanks to that bad result, Emerson Leao was sacked and replaced by Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Big Phil made Brazil incarnate as a big force carrying beautiful football and full of stars in the World Cup tournament. The individual skill patterns of Jogo Bonito's god-level players managed to bewitch the Asian public at that time.

Until meeting Germany in the final, Jogo Bonito carried by Scolari got a commensurate and even strong opponent. Jogo Bonito Brasil also passed the test and came out as world champion in 2002. The Selecao's success in winning the World Cup for the fifth time was a beautiful football victory.

Debuting to Kaka

Luiz Felipe Scolari, made a bold step ahead of the tournament being held in Korea-Japan. Scolari at that time brought a 20-year-old footballer who had only one cap with the Brazilian national team.

The player in question is Ricardo Kaka. In Scolari's view, Kaka has the quality to enter the Brazil squad and compete with other top midfielders.

Big Phil was so attracted to Kaka's performance while defending Sao Paulo in the 2001 Brazilian League. At that time, from 27 appearances in the Brazilian League, Kaka, who operated as a playmaker, collected 12 goals. The goal record is high for a midfield player.

Then Scolari made his debut for the former AC Milan to play in the World Cup as Brazil beat Costa Rica 5-2 in the group stage. At that time, he came down in the 72nd minute replacing Rivaldo.

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