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Brazil's Head Coach Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, also known as Tite, speaks during a press conference after practice at Audi Field in Washington, DC, on September 10, 2018, in advance of the international friendly between Brazil and El Salvador. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Brazil national team manager Tite has responded to the World Cup joke American President Donald Trump made last month, reminding everyone the Selecao have won the tournament five times. 

As reported by Goal’s Sacha Pisani, Trump played host to FIFA President Gianni Infantino in August, and when a Brazilian reporter asked a question, he joked: “Soccer country…I think you had a problem recently.” This came after their exit at the hands of Belgium in the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup.

Tite was asked about the jibe ahead of the upcoming friendly against El Salvador in Maryland and said: “My answer to Trump is that we have five world titles. Maybe, historically, he might know better.”

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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