As the fast of victories of the Brazilian Team, increases the pressure on Tite, 58. The 1-0 loss to Argentina in the friendly on Friday (15) made the team equal their worst mark since 2013, when they also lost five games without a win – three at the end of the match. Mano Menezes and two with Luiz Felipe Scolari.
This Tuesday (19), Brazil will have its last friendly of the year, against South Korea, at the Mohammed Bin Zayed stadium, in Abu Dhabi, at 10:30 am (Brasília).
It will also be Tite's final test before the qualifying round starts. 2022 World Cupin Qatar. The match will start in March and runs until November 2021. Conmebol has not yet set up the table.
In case of a new negative result against the Koreans, Brazil will come to the competition even more pressured to repeat its worst performance in this century. In 2001, the team came to six games without a win, between the end of the work of Emerson Leo and the beginning of Felipão's first pass.
"I charge myself a lot, I don't sleep well. For me, excellence is with this restlessness of everyone doing their best in all areas," said Tite, who tried to soften the charge on players. "In a moment of pressure you need the coach, and now the coach is there," he added.
The commander will make five changes to the team in relation to the team that lost from Argentina. The main news will be the entry of Liverpool's Fabinho, instead of Casemiro, from Real Madrid.
They also leave the initial lineup Alex Sandro – injured – Thiago Silva, Willian and Roberto Firmino. Renan Lodi, Marquinhos, Coutinho and Richarlison will take their place respectively.
By justifying the changes, the coach acknowledged the charge for winning again even if the performance is not expected. "There is need for the result, yes, some moments are like this," he said.
Under Tite's command, the Brazilian team's last victory was in the Copa America final against Peru 3-1 on July 7 at Maracanã. After this match, there were three draws and two losses. One of the setbacks even occurred just before the Peruvians.
Since the competition held in Brazil, Tite's relationship with the command of CBF It's not the best. During the tournament, he avoided questions about a possible exit. Amid speculation that it could hand over the post after the championship final, CBF issued a short note.
"The Brazilian Football Confederation expresses its confidence in the work of the Technical Commission of the Principal Brazilian National Team. It reaffirms that it will be maintained on a permanent basis."
The coach's contract with the CBF runs until 2022.
10:30 am (from Brasilia) in Abu Dhabi
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Sequence of five games without victory of the Brazilian team
Brazil 2 x 2 Colombia – 6/9/2019
In the first game after winning the Copa America, Brazil had the return of Neymar, absent in the competition because of an injury. The team came out ahead of Colombia with a goal from Casemiro, but led the turn. Muriel scored twice. In the end, Neymar avoided defeat.
Brazil 0 x 1 Peru – 9/11/2019
Rival surpassed by the Brazilian team in the Copa America final, Peru defeated Brazil two months later, with a goal from Luis Abram, on a day when Tite's men were apathetic. The Peruvian goal came close to the end of the duel on 40 minutes. The game marked the debut of Vinicius Junior for the main team.
Brazil 1 x 1 Senegal – 10/10/2019
The Brazilian team completed the third straight game without winning against Senegalese. He took the lead with a goal from Firmino, but Diédhiou left everything the same in the final minutes of the first leg. In the second half, Brazil lacked creativity to seek victory in Neymar's 100th game for the national team.
Brazil 1 x 1 Nigeria – 10/13/2019
Three days after a draw with Senegal, Brazil was again apathetic, this time against Nigeria. The Africans took advantage of the apathy of the Brazilians and took the lead, with goal from Aribo, at 34 of the initial stage. The draw came early in the second half with Casemiro, who seized a rebound after a cross ball in the area by Daniel Alves.
Brazil 0 x 1 Argentina – 11/15/2019
Minutes after Gabriel Jesus missed a penalty kick, Messi also had a chance at the lime mark and decreed the scoring after 13 minutes of the first half. Despite the slim advantage, the Argentines had dominance of the game and chances to expand.
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