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2018 FIFA World Cup Group A & Group B

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Anyone who doesn't appreciate what Iniesta and/or Busquets done for the best club side ever and aruably the greatest international side ever (for a 6 year period) simply does not understand football. There seems to be a lot of people who spot moments (Ronaldo is the best moments player ever), but can't actually spot what makes a team tick and how teams win. I've got some recommended reading for those types (it's complex, but if you're so keen to offer your opinions, you should try and do your research);


These boys are football scientists


Let's start slow. A Brazil overview; https://spielverlagerung.com/2018/06/15/world-cup-preview-brazil/

Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool tactical review: https://spielverlagerung.com/2018/03/11/for-englands-silver-medal/

Barcelona 3-1 United CL final; https://spielverlagerung.com/2015/12/24/2011-cl-final-fc-barcelona-manchester-united-31/

This is a good one (Barca vs Real): https://spielverlagerung.com/2016/09/04/guardiolas-men-wrestle-control-with-structural-shift/

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"This was difficult to pressure because United simply wasted their 2 forward players on situational man-marking resulting in a free central defender moving up the field into a midfield which already has Messi dropping in the overload – which is how he scored his goal. United’s wingers focused mainly on the Barcelona fullbacks rather than the space around the ball so they couldn’t properly defend Barcelona’s numerical advantage through space-control. United’s two central midfielders struggled to cover the space in central midfield on their own and this resulted in many passes into Villa (who often moved into the center while Alves moved higher) who could lay it off for combinations to the line-breaking runs of his teammates."


Argh, and it's free.

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