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Mexico’s fluid shape makes them dark horses

May 27, 2010
Mexico’s fluid shape makes them dark horses

“There’s a lot of movement arrows on that diagram”, you might be thinking. And you’d be right – there are, for that’s the key to Mexico’s system – movement from almost every player on the pitch and plenty of width when attacking.
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North Korea: a better side than you might expect

May 26, 2010
North Korea: a better side than you might expect

For obvious reasons, there hasn’t been a great deal of media coverage about the North Korean national team, making a re-appearance in the World Cup for the first time since their famous adventure in the north of England in 1966.
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Tactical analysis of England’s system

May 25, 2010
Tactical analysis of England’s system

With just a couple of weeks until the World Cup begins, this was a game posing more questions than offering solutions for Fabio Capello. Whilst England recorded a 3-1 win, they were outplayed and outpassed by a technically superior Mexico side for large parts of the game.
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Inter 2-0 Bayern: Milito the master of Madrid

May 23, 2010
Inter 2-0 Bayern: Milito the master of Madrid

Inter have deservedly won the Champions League – beating this season’s champions of England, Spain and then Germany on the way to collecting the trophy. Jose Mourinho has conquered Europe again, Inter have won the treble for the first time in the history of Italian football, and Italy retains its four Champions League places...
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Is Capello set to switch to a three-man defence?

May 14, 2010
Is Capello set to switch to a three-man defence?

There are strong rumours this morning that, in Gareth Barry’s absence, Fabio Capello is considering switching to a system featuring three centre-backs for the World Cup. It would unquestionably be a risky move, completely changing England’s shape that was so successful in qualifying, and installing a three-man defence that hasn’t been used effectively by...
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