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    Football Formations

    Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 Formation – Will it work at Chelsea?

    When people hear the name ‘Antonio Conte’, two things immediately pop into their minds: his glorious, shining hair, and the 3-5-2 formation. After three...

    Introduction to the 3-5-2 Formation

    The Back-3 defense was created as a way to counter teams built around an orthodox 4-4-2. Using three Center Backs created four distinct advantages...

    Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona: City’s 4-4-2 shape is their downfall

    Atletico Madrid are one of the few team which have found success against Barcelona playing a 4-4-2 formation. But Simeone's 4-4-2 is a world...

    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...

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    How will Coutinho fit in at Bayern? A look at Niko Kovac’s 4-3-3 formation

    Bayern Munich has signed Philippe Coutinho in a loan deal from Barcelona for an €8.5 million fee for the...

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