European Championship Qualifying

Once Sweden settled into a comfortable shape, Spain struggled to break the hosts down. Predictability in attack, coupled with lingering issues in defensive transition, plagued Spain throughout the evening, as the visitors were lucky to escape with a point against a resolute Swedish side. Tactical analysis and match report by K.T. Stockwell. Heading into Tuesday […]

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Tactical analysis Italy Greece 2-0 Euro 2020 Qualifiers

Italy’s dominant possession share was not met by a dominant offensive performance, as has been the case for Mancini’s men’s in their latest outings. Greece, on the other hand, put up a diligent defensive performance but struggled to do anything notable on the ball. Tactical analysis and match report by Kareem Bianchi. Italy stood in […]

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France Deschamps tactics

As we could have expected, France dominated possession against Iceland, despite problems to create danger against a very defensive team. Eventually a penalty scored by Giroud unlocked the game and sealed the score for France.  Tactical analysis and match report by Simon Piotr.  Iceland holds a very solid record on their ground, in the last […]

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In a very one-sided affair, France completely dominated the game and produced a brilliant performance to beat Iceland 4-0 in Stade de France. Iceland parked the bus and managed to keep a one-goal margin until the late stages, but France was never really threatened here and completely outclassed their opponents. Having not impressed in possession […]

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Tactical analysis England - Czech Republic 5-0 European Championship Qualifiers

Gareth Southgate’s England continued their good form with an impressive victory at Wembley Stadium to kick start their qualifying campaign for the European Championships. Dominance in possession, impressive runs from wingers and fast breaks forward would break down an inferior but well-organised Czech Republic – for a good hour at least. Tactical analysis and match […]

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