Portugal 6-2 Bosnia: Portugal better all over the pitch (and Bosnia’s complete reshuffle at half-time doesn’t help)

November 16, 2011
Portugal 6-2 Bosnia: Portugal better all over the pitch (and Bosnia’s complete reshuffle at half-time doesn’t help)

Paulo Bento’s side wobbled midway through the match, but overall deserved to progress to Euro 2012. Read more »

Ireland: defensive, and no reason to change

November 16, 2011
Ireland: defensive, and no reason to change

Giovanni Trapattoni has guided Ireland to their first major tournament for a decade, yet there are still questions about his tactics. Read more »

Spain continue to dominate possession but need more penetration

November 14, 2011
Spain continue to dominate possession but need more penetration

A criticism of Spain days after an unfortunate 1-0 defeat to England is always likely to come across as a wild knee-jerk reaction, but Spain’s problems against decent sides have been evident for over a year now. Read more »

Turkey 0-3 Croatia: Bilic shows how to play a 4-4-2 against a 4-3-3

November 12, 2011
Turkey 0-3 Croatia: Bilic shows how to play a 4-4-2 against a 4-3-3

A superb display from Croatia put them in a commanding position going into Tuesday’s second leg. Read more »

Bosnia 0-0 Portugal: both sides play defensively on a very poor pitch

November 11, 2011
Bosnia 0-0 Portugal: both sides play defensively on a very poor pitch

A largely uneventful game, and all square going into the second leg the Estadio da Luz on Tuesday. Read more »