World Cup Tactics : Chapter 16

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Lionel Messi has been the focal point for Barcelona’s success for well over a decade now. He’s also Argentina’s all-time leading goal-scorer, but while Barcelona have successfully crafted side that maximise the Argentina forward’s abilities, his national side seem overly reliant on him and, when Messi misfires, so do they.

Jorge Sampaoli’s predecessor in the Argentina dug-out, Tata Martino, managed Barcelona before taking the reins. While his Barcelona tenure was considered a failure, as the Catalans ceded La Liga on the final day of the season and only won the Spanish Super Cup, the boss worked well with Messi and it stood him in good stead when moving to manage the Albiceleste, using Messi effectively on the right hand side of a three man front line. Jorge Sampaoli has so far failed to replicate this consistently.

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 World Cup | Tactics Explained | Where Should Messi Play For Argentina World Cup | Tactics Explained | Why Iceland Are Better Than You Think World Cup | Tactics Explained | How Did Mexico Beat Germany World Cup | Tactics Explained | Aliou Cisse’s Senegal World Cup | Tactics Explained | How Serbia Can Beat Brazil World Cup | Tactics Explained | Why England Should Beat Belgium World Cup | Tactics Explained | Croatia’s Luka Modric & Ivan Rakatic World Cup | Tactics Explained | Japan’s Inventive 4-2-3-1 World Cup | Tactics Explained | How Switzerland Progressed World Cup | Tactics Explained | The Critics Were Wrong About Russia World Cup | Tactics Explained | How Colombia Could Stop England World Cup | Tactics Explained | Uruguay’s Effective Tactics World Cup | Tactics Explained | What Happened to Two-Man Striker Teams World Cup | Tactical Profile | Kylian Mbappé’s Brilliance World Cup | Tactics Explained | Sweden’s Weaknesses World Cup | Tactics Explained | Raheem Sterling Is Better Than You Think World Cup | Semi-Final Preview | France v Belgium World Cup | Semi-Final Preview | How Can England Beat Croatia World Cup | Final Preview | Croatia v France World Cup | Team Of The Tournament | Russia 2018 World Cup | Final Review | France v Croatia
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