Netherlands – England: Southgate’s Super Sub Sinks The Dutch (1-2)
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by Josh Manley
2d ago
England had to come from behind after Xavi Simons’ early strike, but were able to control the game with midfield overloads in the first half. Ronald Koeman found a change in order to tighten up his midfield, but Gareth Southgate’s late introduction of Ollie Watkins proved decisive, as his strike sent England to the final. Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley. We decided to make all of our EURO 2024 articles free to read. If you want to support our work, consider taking a subscription. The Netherlands and England both arrived to this semi-final having faced tactical is ..read more
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Spain – France: Suffering Without Success (2-1)
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by Neel Shelat
3d ago
A clash of styles was promised as the exciting Spain took on a French side that has often been painful to watch in recent weeks. We got just that in an enthralling first half in which the game swung both ways, but when the roles were reversed in the second period, the Spaniards’ superior versatility won the day. Tactical analysis and match report by Neel Shelat. We decided to make all of our EURO 2024 articles free to read. If you want to support our work, consider taking a subscription. With five wins out of five, Spain absolutely marched their way to the semifinals. They were drawn i ..read more
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England – Switzerland: Saka The Saviour (1-1, 5-4 After Penalties)
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by Josh Manley
6d ago
England switched to a 3-4-3 system for this match, offering them some improvement in their pressing and some more natural possession play. However, they needed Bukayo Saka’s individual brilliance to save them from elimination, and eventually secure the victory on penalties. This tactical preview has been written by Josh Manley. We decided to make all of our EURO 2024 articles free to read. If you want to support our work, consider taking a subscription. England got away with a dreadful performance against Slovakia in the previous round, and it seemed apparent that Gareth Sout ..read more
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Netherlands – Türkiye: Tactical Cracks Covered Up In Another Comeback Win (2-1)
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by Sander IJtsma
6d ago
The final EURO 2024 quarter final was by some distance the most open. It had an abundance of energy, excitement and it offered an emotional comeback win. Türkiye clearly dominated the first half with a smart tactical plan, but fell short defending their narrow lead in a deep second half block. Tactical analysis and match report by Sander IJtsma. We decided to make all of our EURO 2024 articles free to read. If you want to support our work, consider taking a subscription. Both teams went into this EURO 2024 quarter final with vastly different sentiments. Türkiye came in with a lot of noise o ..read more
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Spain – Germany: Tschüss Toni! (2-1, After Extra Time)
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by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere
1w ago
The stars aligned. Heavyweights have assembled on one half of the bracket. And among them, the two playful powerhouses pitted themselves against each other. A spicy spectacle would unfold over two hours with risks, rewards, and plenty of pain as an icon bid his farewell. Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere. We decided to make all of our EURO 2024 articles free to read. If you want to support our work, consider taking a subscription. Spain’s showings set alight the tournament with the fireworks from their fluid football. La Roja are the only outfit that triumphe ..read more
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Portugal – France: They Can’t Keep Getting Away With It! (0-0, 3-5 After Penalties)
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by Neel Shelat
1w ago
Spain awaited the winner of the second Euro quarterfinal between Portugal and France, though neither seemed to keen to face them. Over two hours of viewers’ lives were wasted on a game that seemed destined to be a goalless draw, ultimately leading to penalties in which France were faultless. Tactical analysis and match report by Neel Shelat. We decided to make all of our EURO 2024 articles free to read. If you want to support our work, consider taking a subscription. Portugal were the best team in Euro qualifying by almost all metrics, but that was largely down to the quality of opposi ..read more
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Romania – Netherlands: Dutch Quality Prevails Amidst Romanian Efforts (0-3)
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by Sander IJtsma
1w ago
Out to take revenge for their previous game, the Dutch team got their act together and showed just how attractive they can play. Romania’s brave high press faded after the opening goal, and a rather one-sided match was mostly tense because the Dutch kept missing chances. Tactical analysis and match report by Sander IJtsma. We decided to make all of our EURO 2024 articles free to read. If you want to support our work, consider taking a subscription. Romania and The Netherlands entered this match with very different mindsets. While Romania took joy and pride out of winning group E – albe ..read more
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Austria – Türkiye: Türkiye Win Nailbiting Finish To Turn Tables On Dark Horses Austria (1-2)
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by Gaurav Krishnan
1w ago
Austria’s wonder run in Euro 2024 came to an abrupt end after two goals scored by Türkiye’s Merih Dermiral from corner kicks in each half. Despite clawing their way back scoring one via substitute Michael Gregoritsch, Austria were sent crashing out of the competition by a resolute Türkiye side who held firm to secure a historic win.  Tactical analysis and match report by Gaurav Krishnan.  We decided to make all of our EURO 2024 articles free to read. If you want to support our work, consider taking a subscription. It’s been over a century since Austria’s infamous Wunderteam t ..read more
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France – Belgium: France Forge Forward After A Lackluster Encounter (1-0)
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by Rahul Madhavan
1w ago
This was indeed your typical knockout game, where both teams played with caution, and ultimately, one moment of decisiveness or misfortune, depending on one’s support, decided the game. France once again defeated Belgium, though not in the most spectacular fashion. However, considering Belgium’s comparatively timid approach, Didier Deschamps’ men, with their quality, deserved to advance to the last eight. Tactical analysis and match report by Rahul Madhavan. We decided to make all of our EURO 2024 articles free to read. If you want to support our work, consider taking a subscriptio ..read more
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Portugal — Slovenia: Crying Out for Ideas (0-0)
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by Kyle Boas
1w ago
Portugal won on penalties to advance to the quarterfinals against France but put on an uninspiring performance, devoid of ideas of how to enter the box; they spammed crosses from the fringes into an organized wall of Slovenian defenders. Written by Kyle Boas. We decided to make all of our EURO 2024 articles free to read. If you want to support our work, consider taking a subscription. This is a promising Portuguese side filled with talent, but they do not seem to be living up to their full potential as a squad. This was a disappointing way to attempt to bounce from their shock defeat to Geor ..read more
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