Brazil coach: Messi told me to shut up

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Brazil coach Tite was involved in war of words with Argentina captain Lionel Messi during his side's 1-0 loss on Friday evening.

Messi got the game's only goal on his return to the national side as Argentina claimed a 1-0 win over their arch-rivals.

During the game, the FC Barcelona superstar and Tite were seen exchanging words after a foul on the pitch, with Messi gesturing towards the head coach.

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Tite was also unhappy that referee did not award Messi a yellow card, which the Brazilian mentor felt he deserved.

"I complained because he [Messi] should have been shown a yellow card and he told me to shut my mouth and I told him to shut his mouth," Tite said, as per Mirror.

"I don't want to answer anymore on it. "

"You need a strong referee because he'll swallow you… It should have been a card, I was right to complain."