There have been a number of interesting tactical trends at this World Cup, and one of them is the general absence of two man striking teams. Edinson Cavani and Luiz Suarez of Uruguay constitute probably the only pure team of two strikers in the tournament.
It’s little wonder that both Suarez and Cavani have over one hundred caps, and both play elsewhere in systems that require them to drop off and create space as well as act as a lone focal striker. Most teams prefer to use one striker and create movement around them, making runs beyond the defence from deep and creating confusion, while maintaining a defensive system using at least four or five standard midfielders. It’s rare to have two strikers that can also fit this, and that’s why Uruguay are the exception at this World Cup, not the norm.