Rostov-on-Don – Brazil were held to a 1-1 draw in Switzerland in Group E of the 2018 World Cup. Tite admitted Selecao threw away a lot of chances and pointed his opponent’s goal of smelling the offense.
Brazil had first lead over Switzerland at Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Monday (18/06/2018) early morning hrs. Philippe Coutinho’s beautiful goal took Team Samba 1-0 up in the first half.
But Switzerland hit back in the second half. Steven Zuber’s goal in the 50th minute made the score 1-1. Brazil then a lot of pressure, but unable to bring the second goal.
The BBC noted, Brazil fired 21 shots and only five were on target. Efforts Neymar et al more deviated from the Swiss goalkeeper who kept Yann Sommer. Tite regretted that because the target of victory also faded.
“We had too many kicks off the mark, if we were a bit more focused, we could make the opponent goalkeeper work harder.I hope my course won so I’m not happy with the result,” Tite said as quoted by the BBC.
As for Tite highlighting the Swiss printed goal that first judged a violation. In a rerun, Zuber did look to encourage Miranda first before gore ball into the goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
“This (Swiss goal) has nothing to do with the player’s position, it is a foul,” Tite blurted out.
Next Brazil will face Costa Rica at Krestovsky Stadium, Saint-Petersburg, Friday (22/6), while Switzerland face Serbia in Kaliningrad Stadium.