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Tite: Brazil must reach 2019 Copa America final

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Brazil manager Tite reckons anything less than a Copa America final will mean failure

The Selecao are hosting the competition for the first time since 1989 and are being tipped as the favourites.

This is despite Brazil’s failure to reach the last three Copa America finals and their disappointing 2018 World Cup campaign.

Tite’s side had arrived at Russia with high hopes of challenging for a record sixth World Cup, only to exit at the quarter-final stage to Belgium.

Now Brazil’s head coach believes a Copa America final must be their minimum goal ahead of tonight’s friendly with Uruguay.

“We must play very well and we must win, we must be champions. At a minimum, we must reach the final,” said Tite, according to Bleacher Report.

“And, before that, have a good performance. I say it because we culturally live in a country that lives football.”

He added: “I want to do my best in my daily job. I want to be the best version of me, I want to improve, to give opportunities through my work.

“The time I’ll have… I don’t know.”

The South American friendly at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium will begin at 21:00 (CET).