Brazil coach Tite confirms he will step down after losing to Croatia in World Cup quarterfinals . Brazil defeated Croatia 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out to advance to the semifinals .
Al Rayyan (Qatar), December 10 : Following the defeat of Brazil to Croatia in the quarterfinals of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup, Brazil coach Tite confirmed that he would step down.In a nail-biting match at the Education City Stadium on Friday, Croatia beat Brazil 4-2 to keep their clean sheet in penalty shootouts at the World Cup and advance to the semifinals.It was said about a year and a half ago.I keep to my word.There are some other excellent professionals who could help me out.There could be more holes to investigate, but Tite said the cycle has ended, as Sky Sports quoted him.After two hours of play, the two teams could not be separated as both scored in the extra time.Brazil scored through Neymars' goal. In the 117th minute, Croatia found the equalizer from Bruno Petkovic's boot, sending their fans into a rage, while Croatia remarkably converted all four of their kicks to advance to the tournament's semi-final, which was celebrated by the 2018 runners-up, who can also thanks goalkeeper Dominik Livakovi for their first-ever victory over Brazil.They had upped the ante and offered a variety of opportunities, but they were unable to convert them as the opportunities went begging.Throughout the second half, Brazil was repeatedly frustrated by a gritty Croatian defence.Brazil and Croatia were unable to create clear chances in the first half of the FIFA World Cup after a solid start to the second half, but Livakovic stopped all of their shots to deny them a goal. In the 4th minute, Vinicius came close to the Croatian goalpost with a long-range kick to save the game.Both camps had some tense moments in which players made some mistakes.Luka Modric and Casemiro were both found guilty of making weak passes as they lost possession, but Croatia took the first corner of the game in the 14th minute, but the European team was unable to make much out of it.In the 19th minute, Croatia was firing at the Brazil goal, but it could not find a way past the Brazillian defence, with the latter seemingly handling Brazil's offensive pressure and putting themselves in a good chance to score, but a solid Croatian defense held on to give the forward a real shot.