Posts Tagged ‘ England ’

England 1-0 Slovenia: England more balanced and better in possession

June 23, 2010
England 1-0 Slovenia: England more balanced and better in possession

A much improved performance from England that sees them narrowly progress into the knockout stages of the competition. Slovenia looked to be through at full-time, but a late goal from Landon Donovan against Algeria sends them out.
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England 0-0 Algeria: shocking display from Capello’s players

June 19, 2010
England 0-0 Algeria: shocking display from Capello’s players

A terrible performance from England in a game completely devoid of any attacking inspiration. Algeria defended excellently in their unusual 3-4-2-1 shape and got the result they were playing for, but England made it easy for them.
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England 1-1 USA: England poor in possession, US get wide players forward well

June 13, 2010
England 1-1 USA: England poor in possession, US get wide players forward well

England were the better side, but struggled to make their dominance count and came close to losing the game. The USA’s 4-2-2-2 shape caused problems and prevented England’s full-backs from getting into the game.
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Two friendlies lead Capello back to square one

May 30, 2010
Two friendlies lead Capello back to square one

It’s difficult to analyse England’s 2-1 win over Japan, simply because it’s not clear what Fabio Capello was trying to discover. Was this match purely an audition for individuals to stake their claim, or was he trying to find a cohesive shape?
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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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