The World Cup is over. Join Austin Reynolds, Adin Osmanbasic and Constantin Eckner as they discuss the final between France and Croatia.
Uruguay has found a winning formula during the World Cup 2018, setting up in “4-diamond-2”. Used on occasion during its qualifying campaign, this system is the one on which La Celeste relied on to get the better of Russia (3-0) and Portugal (2-1) to reach the World Cup quarter-finals. This article means to suggest how such a game model can be implemented from a coaching and training point of view.
Steven Gerrard made his managerial debut as his Rangers side took on FK Shkupi in their first Europa League qualifier. Under the expectant eyes of the Rangers fans, with not an empty seat in sight, his team secured a 2-0 win to take to Macedonia, with encouraging signs – albeit fledgling – of the ‘relentless’, ‘full-throttle’ style that has been much hyped since his appointment.
A game of two states. Before the lone goal of the match, it was a tactically dynamic affair with several notable aspects surrounding possession behavior, team tactical mechanisms in transition, and high intensity defensive executions from both teams. After the French took the lead, the Belgians veered from their original focus in search of an equalizer. France were able to absorb Belgium’s attack and earn their spot in the World Cup Final.
The panel discuss the alleged death of possession football and break down the two World Cup semi-final matchups. Join Austin Reynolds, Judah Davies and Constantin Eckner for the ninth episode of our show.
France progressed onto the semifinals in a cagey affair with Uruguay, where both teams showed a focus stability where chances were few and far between.
Colombia took on England in the final last-sixteen match of this World Cup. Colombia were trying to reach a second World Cup quarter-final in a row, whilst England were attempting to win their first knockout match at the World Cup in twelve years.
In the heat of Samara, Brazil comfortably advanced to the quarterfinals as Mexico ran out of steam.
Two of the pre-tournament favourites met in Kazan for the first knockout game of the 2018 World Cup on Saturday afternoon. Lionel Messi’s Argentina had scraped through the group stages, whilst France strolled through their group in solid, but unspectacular fashion.
The panel discuss the World Cup favourites, potential dark horses and whether football is really coming home. Join Austin Reynolds, Momo Akhondi and Constantin Eckner for the eighth episode of our show.