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Scolari admitted to his guilt in the press conference after the match, as reported by ESPN FC: "The catastrophic result can be shared with the whole group, but the choice and who decided the tactical lineup -- I did. The person who is responsible is me."
Obviously it is not all his fault as he stated. And he is someone worthy of his profession for taking all the blame and not distributing it among others. With that being said, he holds the most responsibility for what happened on Tuesday night.
Tactically, Joachim Low ran over Scolari, and Felipao had no reaction. Brazil was losing 5-0 in half an hour and Scolari didn't make a single change or substitution at that point.
If you are down by five goals in 30 minutes, something certainly needs to be fixed, someone had to go out, something needed to be done. Five goals went in and Felipao had no answer after every goal was scored.
Even if it was just to send a message to the players on the pitch for them to react, Scolari needed to make a move, probably after the third goal. He didn’t, and they went into the locker room morally destroyed at half-time.
Felipao also said during the press conference after the match that he does not regret calling any of the 23 men on the squad. That is a true gentleman speaking.
He can't blame the players he chose now—that's even admirable if you will—but inside he must really reflect on who he should have called instead.
The list of players left out with enough talent to be on Brazil's final roster is long. Brazil had little to no alternatives on the bench. How else do you explain that Fred, Oscar, Hulk and Dani Alves played for the most part of the tournament after consistently awful performances?
Scolari sacrificed the praised "jogo bonito" (beautiful game) style for winning. And when you do that, the only thing that is acceptable is winning. If you lose, you have nothing left, nothing to show.
In 2002, Scolari played with the same defensive precautions and left the Brazilian historic style on the side, but up front he had three football giants to solve the problems.
The 2014 Brazil only had one, and without him the magic up front is nonexistent. Not to mention, Neymar is not on Ronaldo or Rivaldo’s level in 2002; Neymar is possibly only comparable to the young Ronaldinho's level in Korea-Japan.
Scolari will always be remembered as the coach who took Brazil to its fifth championship, but he will also be remembered as the one most responsible for the Selecao's biggest fall in history.