Brazil manager’s nephew killed in car accident

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Updated: June 11, 2014
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A nephew of Brazil head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was killed in a car accident just two days prior to the host nation’s World Cup opener.

Tarcisio Joao Schneider died after crashing his car into a truck near Scolari’s hometown, Passo Fundo.

There were no other passengers in the 48 year old’s car and the truck driver suffered no injuries, according to Reuters.

Schneider is the son of Scolari’s sister Cleusa and leaves behind three children.

This marks the second death in Scolari’s family in the space of a month. In May, his brother-in-law Cleonice lost his battle with cancer.

Despite the bereavement, Scolari trained the Brazil squad as usual on Tuesday morning to prepare them for the competition.

Brazil, who are the favourites to claim the most coveted trophy in world football this year, open their campaign against Croatia in Sao Paulo on Thursday evening. Kick-off from the Arena Corinthians is at 9pm Irish time.

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