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Chile’s New Tactical Set-Up

August 18, 2011

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I was a big fan of Marcelo Bielsa‚Äôs Chile team and even wrote them a love letter during the World Cup last year. Bielsa is gone now and Chile have changed their tactical set-up while still retaining the core philosophy of relentless pressing and attacking in numbers. Claudio Bhorgi plays more of a 3412 (or […]

The Reactive Defense

February 14, 2011

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Most teams develop a solid defensive scheme and stick to it, only tweaking it slightly to suite the opponent. In recent years however, we have seen two examples of teams who were willing to radically change their defensive structure depending on whether the opponent was playing with two strikers or one. These two examples are […]

Chile’s intense pressing game(a love letter)

June 17, 2010

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I was going to write an article about Chile’s intense pressing game but Zonal Marking has beaten me to it. I feel like this performance was under-appreciated by the world at large so I still want to do my part to highlight just how amazing it was. If you want more details on Bielsa’s system, […]