Posts Tagged ‘ 3-4-3 ’

Japan 1-0 Australia: late extra time winner

January 30, 2011
Japan 1-0 Australia: late extra time winner

Tadanari Lee scored a superb volley – his first ever international goal – to win the 2011 Asian Cup.
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Posted in Asian Cup 2011 | 33 Comments »

Napoli 1-0 Palermo: two similar systems, the home side more fluent and fluid

December 7, 2010
Napoli 1-0 Palermo: two similar systems, the home side more fluent and fluid

It took a 94th minute goal to win it, but Napoli were far the better side throughout.
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Italy 1-1 New Zealand: Why did Lippi start with a 4-4-2?

June 20, 2010
Italy 1-1 New Zealand: Why did Lippi start with a 4-4-2?

A heroic defensive performance from New Zealand, who now have two more points than most people expected, but Italy’s tactics made it easy for them.
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Three strikers is a risky tactic for New Zealand

June 1, 2010
Three strikers is a risky tactic for New Zealand

New Zealand are the rank outsiders for this tournament – or 32nd favourites, if you like – available at up to 2000/1. They would see a single point as an achievement in South Africa, and their saving grace is that they are in a relatively weak group, alongside three fairly defensive sides.
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Greece: lightning probably won’t strike twice

May 29, 2010
Greece: lightning probably won’t strike twice

It seems foolish to write off Greece after the miracle of 2004, but both on paper and on the pitch, this seems a fairly weak side – albeit on that is well-organised and has a good understanding between players.
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