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Tactics Explained: A History Of The World Cup Pt 4

Tactics Explained: A History Of The World Cup Pt 4

Vital England continues with our final 'tactics explained: A history of the World Cup' series.

To read and watch the video content from our third article tap/click here.

In the words of DJ Pete Tong, 'we continue.'

The following clips, courtesy of uMAXit Football.

Tactics Explained | 2002-2006: A History Of The World Cup

A new millennium, a new football? Not quite: 2002 saw the final primacy of three-at-the-back at the World Cup, and 2006 saw the return of the back four, and, a style of football we all probably recognise today.

Esteban Cambiasso 2006 WC Goal | A History Of The World Cup

In 2006, Argentina scored one of the greatest team goals ever. Finished by Esteban Cambiasso after 26 passes, it was a magnificent example of ball retention and attacking pace.

South Africa 2010 | A History Of The World Cup

2010 World Cup was the first held in Africa, a fact that marks it out as special. South Africa were chosen as the hosts amid the now-standard FIFA controversy, and delivered a tournament which might not have been the competitions most exciting, but was replete with story and romance.

Tactics Explained | 2010-2014: A History Of The World Cup

The World Cups of 2010 and 2014 were won by Spain and Germany. Both nations strove to create a sort of footballing DNA, much as England, late as ever to the party, are now doing; focussing on developing touch and creativity in young players, Spain and Germany were able to develop well-oiled sides who played tight, controlling football that could be both exciting and suffocating to the point of sterile.

Mario Gotze WC Goal 2014 | A History Of The World Cup

Germany won the 2014 World Cup in extra time with a goal from substitute Mario Gotze, the first replacement to score the winner in a World Cup final and the youngest final scorer since 1966. His goal shows the dangers of miscommunication in the defensive line, and intelligent movement creating space for supporting players.

World Cups 2010 & 2014 | Whiteboard Extra (Podcast)

Joe Devine speaks to three separate guests; Paul Ansorge and Alex Stewart to discuss the tournaments in 2010 and 2014 - and uMAXit's own Danny Sayers.

I hope you agree that uMAXit Football have created and done a thorough job and deserve a lot of credit for all of their hard work.

Many thanks guys, I for one have enjoyed every minute.

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Date:Tuesday August 1 2017
Time: 8:18AM

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