BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 01: Tite head coach of Brazil gestures during a match between Brazil and Paraguay as part of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers at Mineirao Stadium on February 01, 2022 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

Brazil coach Tite will leave his position after his team lost to Croatia in their quarter-final clash of the FIFA World Cup.
Brazil were one of the pre-tournament favourites in Qatar but have now been dumped out in the quarterfinals four times since lifting the trophy in 2002.
Brazil got their noses in front in extra time of play when Neymar dance his way through the Croatia defence and slam the ball to the roof of the net. But with just four minutes left to play Croatia through a counter attack equalised and went ahead to win on penalty. Brazil lost in the shooting out.
“I don’t agree we were disorganised,” said Tite when asked about Croatia’s late equaliser.
“We were defensive; we had players that put high pressure at the front. We tried to retain the game and we managed to close the centre of the pitch but I understand the pain and all criticisms people have towards my choices.”
I think we need to be ready to share our joy and also willing to share our sadness and I think there is a new generation of players that will find strength in adversity and I understand I am the most responsible one,” added Tite.
“It is not about being a villain or a hero, there is no such thing in sport. That is football, sometimes we win, and sometimes we lose.
Tite led Brazil to quarterfinal exits in the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. He said his job has been done and now someone else should continue.
“It’s a painful defeat but I’m at peace with myself, it’s the end of the cycle,” he said.
“It was a whole four-year process. Before it was a recovery process but now there’s been a whole sequence. I cannot make an assessment of the entire cycle but over time you and other people will do that.”

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