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Brazil's National Football Team Coach Resign

Carlos Alberto Parreira has resigned as Brazil's national football team coach, three weeks after his team was eliminated from the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Germany.

The Brazilian Football Confederation said that Parreira wanted to rest and spend time with his family after his second term leading the Brazilian team. He had been Brazil's head coach since 2003. He also coached Brazil to its fourth World Cup title in 1994.

Parreira led Brazil to the 2004 Copa America and the 2005 Confederations Cup, on both occasions beating arch-rival Argentina in the final. However, the Brazilians looked somewhat lethargic in this year's World Cup, and lost in the quarterfinals to France, 1-0.

The Brazilian team has not named Parreira's replacement.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.