Scolari appeals for release of jailed defender Breno
Seleção boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has appealed to German authorities to release former Bayern Munich defender Breno from prison.
The 23-year-old was jailed in July 2012 after being found guilty of arson but Scolari believes the player should be allowed to return to his homeland.
"I would like to ask for it to be considered whether the lad has not deserved a second chance," Scolari is quoted as telling Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
"Sometimes we make mistakes, and when we've served our time, it can be too late already.
"We would be very grateful if the people responsible in Germany would hear our plea, also because it is a plea from the whole of Brazil.
"If he were allowed to return to Brazil and play football again, then that would be a new start for him."
Breno is currently one year into a three year and nine month sentence although Bayern have recently expressed an interest in allowing the player to train with them on day release.