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Holland v Brazil: tactical preview

July 1, 2010
Holland v Brazil: tactical preview

These two have been widely dismissed as being the most negative, defensive teams their respective countries have ever produced – and yet this is still considered a glamour tie.
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Ghana v Uruguay: tactical preview

July 1, 2010
Ghana v Uruguay: tactical preview

How many people predicted that one of these sides would make it into the semi-final?
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Argentina v Germany: tactical preview

July 1, 2010
Argentina v Germany: tactical preview

Remember this fixture from 2006? The goals, the penalties, the fights?
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The key to World Cup success? Clean sheets

July 1, 2010
The key to World Cup success? Clean sheets

In knock-out competitions, a focus on ‘not losing’ often seems to take precedence over ‘winning’. It is therefore little surprise that recent champions have boasted good defensive records in the final few games of their victorious tournaments.
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Spain 1-0 Portugal: Villa eventually finds a way through, Portugal fail to respond

June 29, 2010
Spain 1-0 Portugal: Villa eventually finds a way through, Portugal fail to respond

AnĀ intriguingĀ game – Spain were comfortable by full-time, but struggled to find the breakthrough. Substitutions were crucial in the outcome.
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