Major League Soccer

Brazil coach Tite looks for rhythm in last friendlies

SAO PAULO (AP) Going into his first World Cup as Brazil coach, Tite is looking for some rhythm.

It's the one thing, surprisingly, he thinks his team is short of. So Tite will use the upcoming friendlies against World Cup host Russia and defending champion Germany to find a proper No. 10, someone who can play at the heart of the midfield and keep his orchestra in sync.

"To use a samba concept, I need a rhythm-maker," Tite said recently. "Even if that player is not in his top form he will be brought in because the team needs that."


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