Brazil coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi known as Tite has stepped down after a crushing World Cup quarterfinal loss to Croatia on Friday. After 6 years in charge of the Seleção, Tite officially resigned in the wake of the devastating defeat. In a statement released to the press, Tite acknowledged that he had failed in his mission to lead the Brazilian football team to World Cup glory.
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“I want to thank the CBF for their support over these past six years. It was an honor to lead the Seleção, and I am proud of what we have accomplished together. I take responsibility for our loss today, but unfortunately, we all know we are responsible.” Tite said.
Tite thanked the players for their dedication and commitment to the national team.
“I express my heartfelt gratitude to the players who have worked hard and given everything they had to make Brazil a successful team. I will always remember this journey with fondness and pride. For now, I’m going to take some time off and let this all sink in.” he said.
Tite’s resignation from his post as manager of the Seleção has come as a shock to many fans and supporters of the team but also marks the end of an era for Brazil. Tite released a statement following the heartbreaking loss to Croatia that he had decided to step down from his post as head coach of Brazil.
Bruno Petkovic equalized for Croatia in the 117th minute when Brazil led 1-0. Brazil lost in a penalty shootout 1(4)-1(2). Neymar, who equaled Pelé for most national team goals on Friday, was charged with shooting the fifth and final penalty shot, which he never took. Tite assigned Neymar after he matched Pelé’s record.
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Tite’s 2018 And 2022 World Cup Teams Were Eliminated In Quarterfinals. Tite’s only significant award as Brazil’s manager since 2016 was the Copa América in 2019. Brazil’s sixth Copa America title and first in 12 years. Tite’s contract with Brazil extends until the 2022 World Cup. In February, he said he would resign as Brazil’s manager after 2022.