Scolari denies tears of joy

2006-06-17 18:59

Frankfurt - Tough-guy coach Luiz Felipe Scolari denied showing a softer side as he celebrated Portugal's qualification for the World Cup knock-out stages on Saturday.

Scolari, known as 'Big Phil' and 'Sergeant-Major', insisted he was not crying as he crossed the field to greet his family in the stadium after the 2-0 victory over Iran ensured Portugal moved into the second round for the first time in 40 years.

"Obviously we were emotional and we were happy with what happened," said Scolari.

"I'm not sure whether I was crying but I was very happy and I showed my emotions. Maybe my eye colour changed, but that's it."

Scolari won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002 and took Portugal to the final of Euro 2004 on home soil.



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