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The Reactive Defense

February 14, 2011


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 […]

The Two Faces of Paraguay

June 21, 2010


The Face of Caution Against Italy,Paraguay defended deep and narrow, playing only one striker(Valdez spent most of his time in midfield) and were content to concede possession to the Italians. The fullbacks did not venture forward and the midfielders held their positions instead of supporting the attack. Paraguay must have felt that Italy were the […]