The U21 European Championships wasn’t enough. The U17 World Cup wasn’t enough. The Women’s World Cup wasn’t enough. No, we need our proper football fix and it’s finally here in the shape of the culture and exoticism of the 2011 Copa America.
Posts Tagged ‘Chile’
With so many admirers worldwide, Chile have become a lot of people’s second nation, but Gaurav Dhar believes it’s now time for them to achieve some real success.
Tim Hill takes a final glance over this summer’s World Cup and outlines some of the more intruiging tactical formations that were on show in South Africa.
In day three of the round of sixteen, Brazil collide with Chile in what will surely be one of the games of the tournament, and the Netherlands clash with the side who toppled the reigning champions, Slovakia. Netherlands -v- Slovakia Durban, 16:00 local time Netherlands – comfortable in qualifications but have yet to get into […]
Spain beat Chile 2-1 tonight in the final group stage game of the 2010 World Cup. Both sides progress to the next stage, as Kevin takes a look at the teams, the tactics, the big talking points and the mouth-watering final sixteen ties that have been set.
So in 2010, we expect football has moved towards a favoured line of four in defence, but this World Cup has not moved far from the systems teams played in 2006. In the 2006 World Cup, Japan, Costa Rica, Argentina, South Korea and Mexico played a system that had three at the back. This year, […]
After watching their noisy neighbours recover from a disappointing start by annihilating North Korea earlier in the day, Spain hoped for a similar performance against Honduras. An exceptional display of attacking team football followed, but with a crucial ingredient missing that may cost Spain in the latter stages. Goals.
Chile chipped away at a dogged Swiss defense until Mark Gonzalez found the break through with the only goal of the game. An enthralling match with chances and cards aplenty, there was no shortage of Talking Points as Kevyn Doran reports. 1. Chalk and Cheese We all expected this game to be the relentless attacking […]
1. That’s More Like It A tremendous display of relentless attacking football from Chile was just the breath of fresh air this tournament has needed. We’ve raved about Marcelo Bielsa’s tactics on BackPageFootball, which he slightly altered today. Instead of his famous 3-3-1-3, Bielsa went for a slightly more conservative 4-2-1-3. Given that, conservative is […]
Part of the fun of the World Cup is that games endlessly churn out of our televisions at times of the day when we might not have even realised. Even the most avid football fan can be forgiven for drifting away from the action as the days begin to blend into one, particularly when the […]