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Brazil Coach Tite Disappointed With Draw Versus Switzerland

Brazil Coach Tite Disappointed With Draw Versus Switzerland

Brazil head coach Tite has expressed his disappointment following the Selecao’s 1–1 draw against Switzerland in their Group E encounter at the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Sunday.

The five-time winners took the lead in the 20th minute courtesy of a wonderful strike from Philippe Coutinho but they were denied maximum points when Steven Zuber’s header from a  corner kick hit the  back of the net.

The former Corinthians coach also refused to blame the team’s marking for the goal conceded.

“My expectation was to win. No, I am not happy with the result.” Tite told reporters after the game.

“We conceded because of a fault, not because of bad positioning or poor tactical awareness.”

He also believed his team should have had a penalty in the game following the challenge on Miranda.

“Miranda told me after the game, ‘maybe I should have fallen down so the referee gives the foul’. I told him no, I don’t want any characteristics of diving in my team,” he added.

“Gabriel Jesus’ penalty appeal could be interpreted differently by referees, but Miranda situation was very clearly a foul which was not given.”

The South Americans will face Costa Rica in their next game on Friday

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