World Cup Tactics : Chapter 9

WRITTEN BY BLAIR NEWMAN PRODUCED BY TIFO STUDIOS

England qualified for the 2018 World Cup comfortably, emerging from UEFA Group F without losing a single game. They won eight and drew two of their 10 fixtures, conceding just three goals along the way. But with a place at this summer’s finals sealed, Gareth Southgate immediately changed tactics for friendlies against Brazil, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, doing away with the previously favoured 4-2-3-1 to implement a 3-5-2 system. Given the modification proved reasonably successful, this will probably be England’s shape going into the tournament in Russia.

Series: World Cup Tactics

World Cup | Tactical Preview | Group A World Cup | Tactical Preview | Group B World Cup | Tactical Preview | Spain World Cup | Tactical Preview | Group C World Cup | Tactical Preview | Group D World Cup | Tactical Preview | France World Cup | Tactical Preview | Group E World Cup | Tactical Preview | Group F World Cup | Tactics Explained | England’s 3-5-2 World Cup | Tactical Preview | Group G World Cup | Tactical Preview | Group H World Cup | Tactical Preview | Germany World Cup | Tactics Explained | Belgium’s 3-4-2-1 World Cup | Tactics Explained | Why Is Kyle Walker Playing Centre Back World Cup | Tactics Explained | How Portugal Maximise Cristiano Ronaldo’s Influence
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