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Analysing Barcelona’s 3-2-3-2 formation

Predictably, after Barcelona’s 7-0 2013 Champions League semifinal defeat to Bayern Munich, when they were physically overpowered by a compact and organized 4-4-2 press,...

Football Tactics for Beginners:Rebirth of the Back 3

One of the most notable tactical trends of the 21st Century is the death of the 3-man defense.  In the 1980’s and 1990’s the...

The Perfect Defensive System #2 – The 4-2-3-1

In this new series called The Perfect Defensive System,we invite you the reader to contribute posts on what you think is the best defensive...

Football Tactics For Beginners: The 4-4-2 Formation

The classic 4-4-2 formation might have become obsolete in the modern game,but there remains a certain charm in this basic but effective formation When football...

Football Tactics for Beginners:The 4-2-3-1 formation

The most widely used formation in international football at present is the 4-2-3-1 formation and most of the top clubs in Europe have been...

Manchester United’s Diamond Formation

    Manchester United Diamond Formation Against Newcastle United, Sir Alex Ferguson did something against the traditions of great United sides. He put out a team with...

The Fuss about the 4-2-3-1

So what’s this fuss about 4-2-3-1? Why do people think that a formation can change the fortune of a team like England.Well the most...