Category: Tactics

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James Milner & Nathaniel Clyne – Liverpool’s Full Back Problems

James Milner & Nathaniel Clyne – Liverpool’s Full Back Problems

Given the squad at his disposal, Jurgen Klopp has done remarkably well to get Liverpool into the situation they currently find themselves in. The R ...
Scouting Monaco’s Fabinho – From Full Back to Midfield

Scouting Monaco’s Fabinho – From Full Back to Midfield

AS Monaco are experiencing something of a resurgence at the moment. The club from the small principality had suffered a tumultuous few years. Havin ...
Is Kylian Mbappe The Next Star Forward off the French Production Line?

Is Kylian Mbappe The Next Star Forward off the French Production Line?

Kylian Mbappe is treading a path familiar to many young French footballers. From beginning as a player at his hometown club AS Bondy, to the Champi ...
Kasper Dolberg: Ajax’s Dashing Dane

Kasper Dolberg: Ajax’s Dashing Dane

John Steen Olsen has a keen eye for talent. The scout has been employed by Ajax for a number of years now as their eyes in Scandinavia, and he has alr ...
Messi’s Greatness Near Indisputable, But U.S.A. Have Lessons to Learn

Messi’s Greatness Near Indisputable, But U.S.A. Have Lessons to Learn

It was supposed to be the biggest game in US soccer history, and maybe in some ways it will still be significant, but it might have been even more sig ...
Tactical Trendsetters and Football Faux Pas

Tactical Trendsetters and Football Faux Pas

Part of the #WFIFriday series, written by @JDNalton Association football tactics are always evolving. Once teams have learnt to emulate a recen ...
WFI Exclusive: Interview With Academy Coach Dan Fieldsend

WFI Exclusive: Interview With Academy Coach Dan Fieldsend

Sam McGuire interviews Premier League academy coach and Football Manager researcher Dan Fieldsend, exclusively for World Football Index. Hi Dan ...
Aránguiz Boards Bayer’s Bundesliga Bandwagon

Aránguiz Boards Bayer’s Bundesliga Bandwagon

On joining Bayer Leverkusen from Internacional for €13m earlier this week, Charles Aránguiz became the latest addition to an impressive, dynamic, and ...
How Chile’s Triumphant Evolution Influenced World Football

How Chile’s Triumphant Evolution Influenced World Football

Chile’s triumph at the 2015 Copa America on home soil was the result of years of hard work, player development, tactical maneuvering, and the evolutio ...
2013 Tactical Review – Partners & Destroyers

2013 Tactical Review – Partners & Destroyers

Part of association football’s appeal is that it’s always the same game, but there’s a constant search to find new, more effective, ways to play it. C ...
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