Brazilian coach Tite criticized the organizers of the Copa America, the South American Soccer Confederation (CONMEBOL) on Saturday, selecting the president a couple of minutes after Brazil misplaced within the last towards Argentina.
Criticism of Tite was concerning the pitches used within the match and he mentioned the gamers have been put in peril as a result of the match was launched together with solely two weeks discover.
This 12 months the Copa America was to be held in Colombia and Argentina however was moved after civil unrest within the first and a rise in COVID-19 instances within the second.
Brazilian far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has are available and agreed to host all 28 video games, however planning has been rushed and, Tite mentioned, problematic for the groups and gamers concerned.
“The group has left so much to be desired,” Tite mentioned. “The pitches have been poor. The gamers have been put at extreme danger. That should not occur in an enormous match like this.”
“I’m speaking particularly concerning the accountable man, Alejandro (Dominguez), who’s the president of Conmebol,” provides Tite. “I am speaking about him, to prepare the match in such a brief house of time.”
Tite made comparable criticisms concerning the pitches earlier than the match and was fined $ 5,000.
The Brazilian gamers criticized CONMEBOL on the eve of the opening match, saying the group was “insufficient”.
Tite’s critics got here moments after Argentina gained 1-0 to finish a 28-year-old trophy drought and win the Copa America for a fifteenth straight time.
The defeat was Brazil’s first since a pleasant loss in 2019 and its first aggressive defeat since falling to Belgium within the 2018 World Cup.
The skilled coach praised the work of his opposing quantity Lionel Scaloni, however was scrutinized for the way in which Argentina slowed down the sport after taking the lead in the course of the primary half.
“The sport was so stop-start,” he mentioned. “We wished to play however there was anti-football. On a regular basis there was immersion to fail after which they took eternally to take it, the referee did not maintain the sport. The technique was to interrupt the sport.”