Posts Tagged ‘croatia’

Euro 2012: Group C Preview 1

Euro 2012: Group C Preview

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The Group of Death? All sides will be going into the tournament with reason to believe that they can qualify. Well, most of them. Tom Pyman previews Group C which includes Spain, Italy, Ireland and Croatia.

England 5-1 Croatia: The Tactical View 1

England 5-1 Croatia: The Tactical View

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England’s emphatic 5-1 victory over Croatia at Wembley last night was the perfect example of two similar tactical systems executed in two starkly discrepant ways. Both Fabio Capello and Slaven Bilic opted to deploy the 4-4-2 formation, but the flaws in Croatia’s approach to the system were superbly exploited by a confident England team playing […]

John Terry: England players too honest to dive 1

John Terry: England players too honest to dive

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John Terry believes England players are too honest to dive, sometimes to their own disadvantage. In the build-up to next Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier the England captain said it was clear that the Croatia striker Eduardo da Silva dived to earn a penalty for Arsenal against Celtic and that diving to win penalties is not […]