USA: a diamond midfield

June 12, 2014
USA: a diamond midfield

While 4-2-3-1 remains the dominant formation, there’s a decent amount of tactical variety on show at this World Cup. Read more »

Australia: building for the future

June 12, 2014
Australia: building for the future

In the long-term, Australian football is on the rise. This is the country’s third consecutive World Cup qualification, having previously reached the tournament just once, and therefore Australia are now an established World Cup nation. Read more »

Belgium: can they succeed without proper full-backs?

June 10, 2014
Belgium: can they succeed without proper full-backs?

Few teams have been discussed as fervently as Belgium over the past couple of years. Read more »

Russia: Shirokov a huge loss

June 10, 2014
Russia: Shirokov a huge loss

Four ’star men’ dropped out of this tournament in the last fortnight. Read more »