As Tite explained in an interview with SporTV, his era as coach of the Brazilian national team nears its end. Regardless of his performance at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the 60-year-old will leave the sideline. He knew from the beginning that this phase would last until the end of the next World Cup.
The triumph at the 2019 Copa América
Tite, who was signed by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) in June 2016, replaced the sacked Carlos Dunga. The former winning coach of Corinthians led the Canarinhos to first place in the South American qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. There, Brazil suffered a 1-2 to Belgium in the quarter-finals.
A partial fresh start followed, but Tite continued to be trusted. And this decision was the correct one, as Brazil prevailed at the Copa América 2019 at home. With this, the Seleção won the South American championship for the first time since the 2007 edition in Venezuela.
Two years later, the Brazilian national team again competed in front of their own crowd, but the final against arch-rivals Argentina ended 0-1. This represented one of Brazil’s five defeats with Tite on the sidelines. Besides, the five-time world champions experienced 51 victories and 14 draws.
The dream of a World Cup title
About two years before the beginning of his era, the Brazilian national team experienced another historic defeat. Because: on 8 July 2014, the German national team beat the hosts 7-1 in the semi-finals at the World Cup in Brazil. Germany then crowned themselves world champions, and the home side lost 0-3 to the Netherlands in the third-place match. This forced Dunga’s predecessor Luiz Felipe Scolari to take his hat off.
Now it could come to a revenge at the 2022 World Cup. Brazil, who like Germany are already qualified for the tournament in Qatar, will be in the first pot in the draw. In contrast, Germany will most probably be in the second pot. Tite explained that triumphing at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar represents his greatest dream. Because: “I have won everything in my career. The only trophy I am missing is that of the World Cup.”
Alice is half Austrian and half Italian. So, she experienced the 1990 World Cup in Italy at very close quarters. And that sparked her enthusiasm for football. Since she loved to write since childhood, Alice began to engage in journalism while still at school....
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By Alice Kopp
Alice is half Austrian and half Italian. That's why she experienced the 1990 World Cup in Italy at first hand. And that awakened her enthusiasm for football. Since she has loved writing since childhood, Alice began to study journalism while still at school. It was very convenient for her that her class took part in a project of a German daily newspaper. She was also allowed to write for the children's pages of an Austrian daily newspaper and to get a taste of the sports department of the same medium. This is how she received her first press accreditations, which was of course anything but a matter of course for the then 18-year-old.
Although she was partly advised against it, Alice decided to study journalism and communication sciences. After a few years, she decided to use the exams she had taken as an elective. Nevertheless, she applies the knowledge she has acquired in her further professional life. The same applies to her language skills. In addition to her mother tongues German and Italian, Alice is also proficient in English and Spanish. She also understands French and can use this language in research.
During her studies, Alice was involved in an Austrian football club. At the same time, she wrote for a total of three Austrian portals and worked as an Austria correspondent for an Italian-language online medium. This collaboration started during Giovanni Trapattoni's era at Red Bull Salzburg and continued during EURO 2008. This gave her the opportunity to interact with Trapattoni as well as with Italian journalists.
From the following year, Alice initially worked with a Swiss portal before discovering sports betting content for herself. On the one hand, this kept her in sports journalism, and on the other, it broadened her horizons. And that both in the context of the sports betting industry and with other sports as well as countries. In the field of sports journalism, she focused in particular on football from around the world, volleyball and beach volleyball.
In addition, she naturally wrote several guides, bookmaker profiles, bonus articles and other content for betting enthusiasts. She did this for the same company for about ten years, writing articles in German and Italian. She also built the Italian-language website together with the managing director. Meanwhile, Alice started working with another Austrian football club. Furthermore, she joined the Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (AIPS) in 2016. This gives her the opportunity to watch teams and athletes on the ground relatively often.
Not only sports betting, but also radio
In January 2019, the next step in her professional development followed. For: she started creating premium content on the topic of sports betting. In the process, she finally put out feelers to almost all countries and all continents. And this was not least due to the fact that both German and English-speaking users subscribed to her content. Nevertheless, Alice continued to use her knowledge of Italian, among other things. On the one hand, because she regularly exchanges ideas with Italian colleagues, and on the other, because she works with a web radio station.
The Corona crisis had a strong impact on the sports world and on interest in sports betting, primarily in the early days. Therefore, a fresh start was necessary and, on balance, Alice found the fields of activity that suited her best. She also writes articles for an agency on almost all disciplines as well as on eSports and content for a German online medium.
Alice is half Austrian and half Italian. That's why she experienced the 1990 World Cup in Italy at first hand. And that awakened her enthusiasm for football.
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