Brazil coach Tite criticises organisers of Copa America once again

Brazil coach Tite hit out at the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) on Saturday, criticising the organisation and singling out the president just moments after Brazil lost in the final to Argentina.

2021-07-11 02:20:00 PM

Brazil coach Tite hit out at the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) on Saturday, criticising the organisation and singling out the president just moments after Brazil lost in the final to Argentina.

Brazil coach Tite hit out at the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) on Saturday, criticising the organisation and singling out the president just moments after Brazil lost in the final to Argentina.

This year's Copa America was supposed to be held in Colombia and Argentina but was moved after civil unrest in the former and a surge in Covid-19 cases in the latter.Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro stepped in and agreed to host all 28 games but planning was hurried and, Tite said, problematic for the teams and players involved.

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"The organisation left a lot to be desired," Tite said."The pitches were poor. The players were put at an excessive risk. This shouldn't happen in a big tournament such as this one.""I am talking specifically about the man responsible, Alejandro Dominguez, who is the president of Conmebol," Tite added.

"I am talking about him, for organising the tournament in such a short space of time."Tite made similar criticisms about the pitches earlier in the tournament and was fined $5,000.The Brazilian players also criticised CONMEBOL on the eve of the opening match, saying the organisation was"inadequate". headtopics.com

Tite's criticisms came moments after Argentina won 1-0 to end a 28-year trophy drought and win the Copa America for a record-equalling 15th time.The defeat was Brazil's first since a friendly loss in 2019 and their first competitive defeat since going down to Belgium in the 2018 World Cup.

The experienced coach praised the work of his opposite number Lionel Scaloni but was scathing of the way Argentina slowed the game down after they took the lead midway through the first half."The game was so stop-start," he said."We wanted to play but there was anti-football. The whole time there was diving for fouls and then they took forever to take them, the referee didn't keep the game going.

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