Brazil coach Tite hit out at the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) on Saturday, criticising the organisation and singling out the president just moments after Brazil lost in the final to Argentina.

Tite criticised the pitches used in the tournament and said that the players were put at risk because the tournament was thrown together with just two weeks notice. This year’s Copa America was supposed to be held in Colombia and Argentina but was moved after civil unrest in the former and a surge in COVID-19 cases in the latter.

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Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro stepped in and agreed to host all 28 games. Tite said that the planning was hurried and problematic for the teams and players involved.

“The organisation left a lot to be desired,” he said, “The pitches were poor. The players were put at an…

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