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Scolari Pleads New Beginning for Imprisoned Brazil Star
ESPN FC, August 6th, 2013 1:09PM

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Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari wants to help former Bayern Munich defender Breno, who is currently serving a prison sentence, make a new beginning, ESPN reports. The 23-year-old was sentenced to three years and nine months for arson in July 2012 after setting fire to his own house while under the influence of alcohol.

Last month, reports surfaced claiming that Breno, who is in prison in Germany, could soon be released on day parole, provided he has a job to go to during the day. Bayern is reportedly considering offering him a youth coaching position.

"I would like to ask those responsible, those who render judgments in Germany to consider if this boy has not deserved a second chance. Not only in Germany, but moreover in his native Brazil," the Selecao coach said. "If he is allowed to return to Brazil and soccer becomes his center of life again, it would be a new beginning for him.” Sao Paulo bought Breno from Bayern in December 2012.

"Sometimes we make mistakes and when we have served our sentence it is sometimes too late. We would be grateful if those responsible in Germany listen to our plea even more so since it is a plea from all of Brazil," he added. "We would be ready to do our share and help Breno in his integration into a normal life. Right now, I don’t know how, but he should get the chance to return to his home in order to be allowed a new start."

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