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Departing Brazil coach Tite hits again at criticism over loss

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EDUCATION Metropolis, Qatar — Brazil coach Tite has hit again at recommendations a scarcity of organisation within the closing minutes of additional time contributed to their World Cup exit.

Brazil have been main Croatia 1-0 with simply 4 minutes remaining of their quarterfinal when Bruno Petkovic equalised following a fast counter-attack.

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Regardless of being able to see out the sport, Brazil have been left 4 in opposition to 4 on the again and as soon as Petkovic had taken benefit to make it 1-1, Croatia capitalised on their likelihood within the penalty shoot-out to e-book their place within the semifinals.

“I do not agree we have been disorganised,” mentioned Tite when requested about Croatia’s late equaliser.

“We have been defensive, we had gamers that put excessive stress on the entrance. We tried to retain the sport and we managed to shut the centre of the pitch however I perceive the ache and all criticisms individuals have in direction of my decisions.”

Brazil have been one of many pre-tournament favourites in Qatar however have now been dumped out within the quarterfinals 4 instances since lifting the trophy in 2002.

Additionally they once more did not beat a European nation within the knockouts after final doing so in opposition to Germany within the 2002 closing.

“I believe we must be able to share our pleasure and likewise prepared to share our disappointment and I believe there’s a new technology of gamers that can discover power in adversity and I perceive I’m essentially the most accountable one,” added Tite.

“It isn’t about being a villain or a hero, there is no such thing as a such factor in sport. That’s soccer, typically we win, typically we lose.

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Tite confirmed afterwards he’ll go away his put up following the World Cup exit. The 61-year-old took over in 2016 however introduced earlier than the match he would depart as soon as Brazil’s run in Qatar was over.

“It is a painful defeat however I am at peace with myself, it is the top of the cycle,” he mentioned.

“It was an entire four-year course of. Earlier than it was a restoration course of however now there’s been an entire sequence. I can’t make an evaluation of your complete cycle however over time you and different individuals will try this.”

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