Matheus Bachi is the 33-year-old son of Brazil coach and former player Tite. As Brazil takes on South Korea in the Round of 16 fixture at Stadium 974 on Monday, Matheus will be in Brazil’s backroom helping his father guide their country to the first FIFA World Cup win since Ronaldinho and co last won it in 2002. 

He will have a big task at hand but Brazil fans will be thankful that their star player Neymar Jr is back in the squad after going out with an injury in the match against Serbia. It is big relief for the entire team which is already star-studded.

The five-time World Cup winners have a golden chance to advance to the quarter-finals with a win today. They will be facing Croatia in the quarter-finals who have already secured a spot with a win against Japan.

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Who is Matheus Bachi?

Matheus Bachi was born on January 8, 1989, in Caxia, Brazil to Adenor Leonardo Bacchi (Tite) and Rosmari Rizzi Bachi. He has a sister named Gabriele Rizzi Bachi, and the Bachis were devout Catholics throughout. 

As a student at Carson Newman University, Bachi played as a defender for the Carson-Newman Eagles, the university’s soccer team between 2012 and 2013. The team’s website says that Bachi was one of the seven players to start all 17 matches for the Eagles in 2012. 

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In his junior year, Bachi scored the match-winning goal against the Bobcats on September 9 at Lees-McRae. Four of his five shots were on goal. The only penalty kick the Eagles converted in the entire season was his goal against the Bobcats.

He is married to Fernanda Silva Bachi for the last five years and the couple has two sons Lucca and Leo.