FIFA World Cup 2014 | Review So Far: Best & Worst

FIFA World Cup 2014 | Review So Far: Best & Worst

With the World Cup Group Stages now drawing to a close, we can now quietly reflect on what has been a stellar first half of the tournament. So many nations have done themselves proud with notable mentions to Costa Rica, Algeria and Greece. There’s also been the usual England letdown, but misery loves company and Spain and Italy have joined the English on the early flight home from Brazil to Europe. We’ve been treated to a real footballing gift as …
Argentina 2 Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Argentina 2 Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 | Post-Match Tactical Analysis

Lionel Messi left his first mark on the 2014 World Cup with a superb goal after creating Argentina's first, despite having an otherwise frustrating game. Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella set up in a 3-5-2, with Pablo Zabaleta and Marcos Rojo operating as the two wing backs - they stretched the width of the pitch well and created good areas of space for Argentina to play into. However despite the time they had on the ball, their first half play was …
England 2-0 Poland | Tactical Analysis - Rooney, Gerrard and Townsend

England 2-0 Poland | Tactical Analysis - Rooney, Gerrard and Townsend

England progressed through to the World Cup Finals in Brazil 2014 with a 2-0 win over Poland at Wembley with timely goals from Wayne Rooney just before half time and Steven Gerrard just before full time. England turned in one of their best performances in recent years in a frantic and exciting first half littered with big moments, and nervy second half which saw a spell of Polish pressure withstood and a gradual fight back from England. Hodgson made two …