Posts Tagged ‘ 4-4-2 ’

Slovenia – 4-4-2, hard-working, organised etc

June 9, 2010
Slovenia – 4-4-2, hard-working, organised etc

In previous competitions, we might have Slovenia’s system as rather boring, but in a competition set to be dominated by 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3s and three-man defences, it’s quite nice to see someone persevering with the good old 4-4-2.
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Serbia: outsiders or real contenders?

June 9, 2010
Serbia: outsiders or real contenders?

How many times can a side be labelled dark horses before they cease to be dark horses? Serbia have been hyped up so much as potential overachievers that it’s difficult to know how they’ll live up the billing.
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USA a good side, but need tactical tweaks

June 8, 2010
USA a good side, but need tactical tweaks

United States fans seem to go into every World Cup thinking that the rest of the world is underestimating them – which has traditionally been fair.
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4-4-2 and no surprises from Switzerland

June 2, 2010
4-4-2 and no surprises from Switzerland

This is the fourth consecutive major international tournament the Swiss have been at, and yet they still seem something of an unknown quantity. Now managed by double Champions League winner Ottmar Hitzfeld, they won their qualification group and appear to have a talented, settled team.
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Is Diego Maradona set to surprise people?

May 28, 2010
Is Diego Maradona set to surprise people?

“Maradona’s crazy! He doesn’t know what he’s doing!” is the general attitude towards Argentina’s manager since he took over 18 months ago.
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