Four years of tactical evolution

“The World Cup is always a fantastic barometer of the prevailing style of football in any era. Games from Chile in 1962 were amazingly physical and aggressive, by the 1970s things had become more cultured and technical, and in 1990 defensive organisation and structure was the overriding feel. What of 2014 in Brazil? What will distinguish it from World Cup 2010 — and, indeed, from World Cup 2018? Here are three key features of the 32 sides competing over the next five weeks.” ESPN (Video)


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