INTERNATIONAL

The end of Spanish tactical system tiki-taka approaching

Its pain in Spain as Netherlands humiliated, belittled and embarrassed the world defending Champions Spain. The Spanish fans are in serious pain after unexpected a heavy defeat in the World Cup 2014 in Brazil in the first game. I attributed the Spanish failure to an ineffective tactical organisation of the Coach Vicente del Bosque after deploying predictable tactics that yield ...

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Joel Campbell

Arsenal’s gem from Costa Rica

Not many would have backed Central American minnows Costa Rica to compete, let alone beat Uruguay in last night’s Group D clash. Costa Rica’s team sheet read like those no-name brand items you find on the shelves of Shoprite or Pick N Pay: Joel Campbell, Óscar Duarte, Marco Ureña who? Oh yes, the gentleman who sent 4,5 million Costa Ricans ...

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Indeed age ain’t nothing but a number

Italy beat England 2-1 in the FIFA World Cup game but the most talking part if the game was not ineffective game plan of England nor the stubborn and effective game plan of Italy who won the most important battle in the engine room but an outstanding man if the match performance by Italy maestro Andrea Pirlo who had a ...

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Football lesson from Italy

ITALY 2-1 ENGLAND:  Developing the ability (skill + intelligence) to remain effective and successful at any pace/tempo in the game – from slow to fast – is the latest addition to the principles of modern football. Having only one pattern – either fast (England) or slow tempo – employed throughout the game may not be successful against team that have ...

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