Tite resigns as Brazil coach after painful defeat at World Cup

The 61-year-old, who has been in charge since 2016, had previously made no secret that he would leave the post after the tournament in Qatar, regardless of the outcome. “It was a painful defeat but I go away in peace. It is the end of a cycle,” he told reporters after Brazil was dramaticly knocked out of the competition at the Municipal Stadium. Education of Doha. “I said that a year and a half ago. I didn’t come here to win and then turn around and say I’m staying. Everyone who knows me knows that.”

After 90 minutes without a goal, Brazil took the lead Neymar mid-time is only for Bruno Petkovic equalized for Croatia in the 117th minute.

That meant penalties, and Rodrygo’s first kick for Brazil was saved by Croatia’s man of the match. Dominik Livakovic.

With Croatia scoring four penalties, Marquinhos had to convert as he stepped up for Brazil, only to hit the post.

Tite oversaw a quarter-final elimination at the hands of Belgium at the last World Cup in Russia four years ago.

In between, Brazil won the Copa America at home in 2019 but then lost the final of that tournament as hosts to Argentina last year.

The Brazilian Football Confederation earlier said it would not choose its next coach until January.

When asked to rate her time in charge, Tite said: “Over time, I’ll be able to respond better.

“I’m not in a position to judge all the work we’ve done right now, but as time goes on you’ll be able to make that assessment.

“I don’t have the ability to do it now after we’ve been eliminated.”

Meanwhile, Tite was asked why Neymar didn’t step up to take Brazil’s fourth penalty instead of Marquinhos when they had to score just to survive the penalty shootout.

“Because he took the fifth and decisive penalty,” he explained.

“The player with the best quality and the right mentality will step up when there’s a lot of pressure.”

Neymar never got a chance to take a penalty, having previously equalized PelletRecord 77 goals for the Brazilian national team.

This is the second time Brazil has lost in a penalty shootout at a World Cup, after they were beaten in a similar fashion by France in the quarter-finals of the 1986 tournament in Mexico.

“When you go 1-0 up in extra time and then you concede the equalizer in the 13th minute of the second extra time, it’s tough,” Tite said of his team’s mood going into the series. penalty shootout.

“It’s hard to stay mentally strong in such a situation.”

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and was automatically generated from the aggregate feed.)

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