How Spain Develops Their Style of Play

Today’s article is a blog post from Paul Grech and his blog, Blueprint for Football.  The blog post is an interview Grech did with Jordi Pascual, the author of our books, Coaching Spanish Soccer and Developing a Style of Play. Given that he had … Continue reading

Continue Reading »
Posted in Game Review | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Euro 2012 – Quarter Final 1 – Spain v Portugal – Portugal waste their overloads and can’t capitalize

By Stevie Grieve Spain and Portugal are 2 of the top sides in the world, Spain current World and European Champions, and ranked number 1, Portugal are ranked number 8 and are always a dangerous side with players like Ronaldo … Continue reading

Continue Reading »
Posted in Game Review, Goal Review | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How Xavi Changes Spains Formation Between a 4-3-3 to a 4-2-3-1

By Stevie Grieve, author of Modern Soccer Tactics Spain’s formation is a source of great debate and intrigue. Is it a 4-3-3? Is it a 4-3-3-0? Is it a 4-6-0? Is it a 4-2-3-1? Is it a 4-2-4-0? Is it … Continue reading

Continue Reading »
Posted in Game Review | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How Spain Played With a 4-2-3-1 to Win Euro 2012

By Wayne Harrison SPAIN PLAYING THE 4-2-3-1 AT THE EURO’S The starting position phase formation is approximately a 4-2-3-1; the attacking phase is 4-2-1-3 or 3-3-1-3; and the defending phase is a 4-4-1-1, so we have

Continue Reading »
Posted in Coaching, Goal Review | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment