There were worrying scenes in Brazil when former Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari was forced to abandon a press conference, struggling in considerable agony.
The 70-year-old manager of Palmerias’ was speaking after his side’s 1-1 draw with Red Bull Brasil in the Campeonato Paulista when he was suddenly struck by pain.
Scolari, a World cup winner with Brazil, was unable to continue answering questions before apologising and excusing himself from the press room.
The veteran coach’s post-match briefing reportedly lasted less than 4 minutes before his hasty exit, much to concern of the media in attendance.
Reports in Brazil state Scolari had been suffering from a renal colic, an abdominal pain caused by kidney stones.
The Palmeiras boss received medical treatment after the press conference and was relieved of the discomfort.
In 2002, Scolari famously led Brazil to a record fifth World Cup win in South Korea and Japan.
However, his return to the National side ended in humiliation as he oversaw a 7-1 thrashing in the 2014 semi-final on home soil.Scolari is currently in his third spell managing Palmeiras, recently leading them to the Brazilian Serie A title in December.The club are currently competing in the Campeonato Paulista – the state Championship of Sao Paulo.
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