Looking back at what the World Cup revealed in terms of tactical trends: It is a process that has been going on for the better part of a decade, but this, surely, was the tournament at which 4-4-2 drew its last breath, at least as an attacking ... SI.com, 1 week ago
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There has never been much sentimentality in Russian football, and before the World Cup was even over its season had resumed, despite a summer heat wave that saw Saturday's game between Spartak Moscow and Rubin Kazan delayed five hours to try to ...SI.com, 1 week ago
In terms of tactics, the most important factor in Tottenham Hotspur's victory over AC Milan last week was that its wide players were able to exploit the width left by Milan's narrowness. As a corollary to that, Spurs had the pace and energy to ...SI.com, 1 week ago
With the qualifying series for both next year's European Championships and the African Cup of Nations roughly half-complete, a number of big names are in danger of missing out. England returned to the top of its qualifying group with a 2-0 win ...SI.com, 1 week ago
Top 10 story lines to follow during the World Cup: 1. Can Maradona discover the Messi formula? There's no doubt that Lionel Messi is the best player in the world, but he has yet to replicate his Barcelona performances for his country. Local ...SI.com, 1 week ago
Three quick thoughts on Ghana's 1-0 win over Serbia in Group D: 1. More pace, please . There have been nine goals (and three red cards) in the first seven games of the World Cup, and two of those have been courtesy of friendly goalkeeping from ...SI.com, 1 week ago
While European league seasons are now getting under way, the continent's showpiece tournament, the Champions League, kicked off months ago: in fact, two days after Spain beat Italy in the Euro 2012 final. The big winners in the first qualifying ...SI.com, 1 week ago FIFA.com previews Tuesday's UEFA Champions League group stage matches with Manchester City hosting German giants Bayern Munich, while Barcelona, Paris... FIFA.com, 4 weeks ago
There are no less than seven former FIFA World Cup stars in our weekly birthday round-up, including a Brazilian who led his nation to glory and a Dutc...
In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week. 26. Robert Jarni (46) was involved in many of Yugoslavia and Croatia 's finest ...FIFA.com, 1 month ago
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