Ice In Her Veins: Why Katie Cousins could be Valur’s secret weapon in the Icelandic league title race – scout report
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by David Astill
3h ago
Share Tweet Share Whatsapp Email With just six matchweeks left of the 2024 Besta deild kvenna campaign, things could not be tighter at the top as Breiðablik Women and Valur Women, comfortably the two strongest sides in the Icelandic top flight this year, are separated as things stand by just a +5 goal differential in the former’s favour. However, Valur will harbour a strong belief that they can overtake their title rivals and can end the year at the top of the pile, and one of the reasons for that is the presence of midfielder Katie Cousins in their ranks. The American joined from city rivals ..read more
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From the archives: Yamal, Oyarzarbal, Martinez, Lo Celso, Mikautadze, Zirkee and Olise – read their original scout reports!
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by Chris Beaumont
19h ago
Share Tweet Share Whatsapp Email Archives time – these articles from Total Football Analysis are relevant today. Lamine Yamal proved his quality for Spain throughout the Euros, playing a key role every step of the way to the trophy. We analysed why La Roja made him the youngest-ever Euros participant earlier in the tournament. Mikel Oyarzabal came off the bench to score Spain’s winner versus England — take a trip back to 2020 when we went into detail on the unorthodox winger’s game. Lautaro Martínez made the difference for Argentina versus Colombia in extra time to deliver the Copa América to ..read more
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TFA Today: Spain and Argentina’s final winning tactics explained from the Euros and Copa America
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by Chris Beaumont
22h ago
Share Tweet Share Whatsapp Email Good morning and welcome to the #TacticsTuesday newsletter – full of analysis, data, scouting and tactics. Fill up on your football knowledge – follow the Total Football Analysis page and be part of our very special squad. We’ve been a bit quiet with newsletters over the past fortnight whilst we finalised some changes to the site – thanks for bearing with us and if you notice any problems, please do let us know. So, both the European Championships and the Copa America have reached their conclusions so we have detailed match analysis of both finals! Jack M ..read more
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UEFA EURO 2024 Final: Spain’s attacking masterclass overwhelms England – tactical analysis
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by Jack Manship
1d ago
Share Tweet Share Whatsapp Email There we have it. The 2024 edition of the UEFA European Championship is over, with Spain emerging as the eventual victors. They have impressed many fans and pundits alike with their dazzling performances throughout the competition, and several players have boosted their stock thanks to stellar performances. Spain had to overcome England to claim their record-breaking fourth European trophy. Despite reaching a second consecutive EURO final, many England fans were still unhappy with the level of performance from Gareth Southgate’s side, with certain individuals ..read more
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Copa America 2024 Final: The pressing battle that kept things even until late – tactical analysis
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by Karim El-Shesheiny
1d ago
Share Tweet Share Whatsapp Email The curtain fell on Copa América 2024, as Argentina won the title for the second time consecutively and the 16th in history, establishing a record as the nation with the most titles. This achievement surpasses Uruguay, who held 15 titles, making Argentina the largest country to achieve such a distinction. Before the match, the statistics of both teams were balanced throughout their journey in the tournament. Colombia led in goals scored with 12, a significant margin ahead of Argentina, who had scored eight goals. It’s worth noting the impact of Colombia’s ..read more
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Marseille’s Midfield Maestro: Ismael Kone’s standout Copa America for Canada – scout report
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by Samuel Hutchinson
2d ago
Share Tweet Share Whatsapp Email The Copa América third-place playoff was contested between one of the pre-tournament favourites, Uruguay, and the over-performing Canada. Uruguay were evidently recovering from their heartbreaking loss to Colombia, where their dreams of winning the competition were shattered. Meanwhile, Canada came into the game in high spirits, knowing they had exceeded expectations to have reached the semi-finals, providing much hope for their highly anticipated appearance in the 2026 World Cup. However, in a match that Canada dominated, it was Uruguay who came out victoriou ..read more
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Midfield movement: How to develop players like Rodri – tactical theory
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by Kevin Martin
2d ago
Share Tweet Share Whatsapp Email A team’s chances of success in modern football rely heavily on the qualities of their holding midfielder. Especially in the build-up phase, the ‘6’ becomes a de facto quarterback whose movements and decisions impact every other player. Technique, movement and tactical understanding are the core attributes that determine the calibre of these playmakers. This tactical theory will analyze the movements and traits of one of the highest-performing holding midfielders at this year’s Euros and at European club level. Rodri will be used in this analysis to highlight t ..read more
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Copa America 2024 Final: The tactical keys to Argentina vs Colombia – tactical preview
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by Fintan O'Reilly
4d ago
Share Tweet Share Whatsapp Email Argentina have been one of the favourites for Copa América 2024 glory from the outset of this year’s tournament, so it comes as no surprise that we see them in the final. Their opponents, Colombia, on the other hand, entered the competition with far less expectation behind them that they’d reach this point, with their quality performances coming as a little bit more of a surprise, but with their place in the final just as deserved as Argentina’s. These two sides have performed to a high level throughout the tournament, with both featuring in a counterpressing ..read more
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UEFA EURO 2024 Final: Spain vs England and the best tactical plans for lifting the European title – tactical preview
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by Selim Ben Hmida
4d ago
Share Tweet Share Whatsapp Email The Olympiastadion will soon open its doors to another prestigious occasion—the awaited UEFA Euro 2024 Final between Spain and England. This venue has previously hosted the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Barcelona, as well as the 2006 FIFA World Cup Final, which saw Italy beat France, among numerous other big occasions. This time, however, Spain and England deserved the opportunity to take to this stage to try and lift the Euros trophy, with both teams proving capable of beating powerful teams to reach this last stage of the tournam ..read more
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Copa America Final 2024: How both sides can affect the final scoreline through set-plays – set-piece analysis
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by Karim El-Shesheiny
4d ago
Share Tweet Share Whatsapp Email The curtain has fallen on the two teams of the final of Copa América 2024, revealing Argentina and Colombia as the finalists. They will meet to determine the champion of this edition of the tournament. Argentina aim to win the championship for the 16th time, aiming to surpass Uruguay who have also won it 15 times. Meanwhile, Colombia are aiming for their second Copa America title. Argentina reached the final after topping their group, which included Canada, Chile, and Peru, with a perfect record of nine points from three victories. They then defeated Ecuador ..read more
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