Posts Tagged ‘qualifying’

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 […]

Ireland, the Team and Trapattoni: Your Views 1

Ireland, the Team and Trapattoni: Your Views

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We asked for your views – as well as scouring Irish forum Boards.ie – on the aftermath of tonight’s game against Cyprus on Ireland and their chances of making it to South Africa, the squad and Trapattoni’s tactics. Weakpoint in midfield? Our midfield is shocking, Whelan and Andrews can’t play together, they’re the exact same […]

Ireland take vital three points in Cyprus 3

Ireland take vital three points in Cyprus

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Robbie Keane was Ireland’s hero once again with his 40th international goal for the Republic of Ireland earning them three precious points tonight in Cyprus. The game looked to be heading for a draw after Marios Elia had cancelled out Kevin Doyle’s fifth-minute opener, but Keane worked his magic to keep up the pressure on […]