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Tactical Analysis: How England nearly caught Italy off guard in the Euro 2020 final

This was it. A month, 50 games, and 140 goals after the curtain-raiser in Rome between Turkey and Italy, this was the ultimate stage...
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Tactical Analysis: How Argentina’s disciplined defending helped them beat Brazil in the Copa América...

After 27 matches of enthralling South American football, we reached the final of the 2021 Copa América, where Brazil and Argentina were set to do...

Tactical Analysis: England and Denmark’s closely-matched Euro semifinal at Wembley

In the literal sense of the song, it had already come home as both the semi-finals and final were to be played at Wembley...
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Tactical Analysis: How Italy outclassed Belgium in the Euros

The 16th edition of the European Championships has continued to deliver football and entertainment of the highest order at the quarter-final stage. The biggest clash...

Scout Report: How Manchester United should use Jadon Sancho

After over a year's worth of reports, rumours, and the deal being this close to completion, Jadon Sancho is finally set to be joining Manchester...

Tactical Analysis: How England found a way past Germany in the Euros

After three days of tournament football at its chaotic and unpredictable best, the UEFA European Championship's round of 16 drew to a close. The last...

Opposition Analysis: What England should expect to see from Germany

The group stage of Euro 2020 is done and dusted, so now it's time for the really serious business - the knockout phase. We are...
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Euro 2020 Matchday 3 Review: Danish delight, unstoppable Italy, & much more

The last round of the group stage in Euro 2020 certainly was the most dramatic, as there were 13 qualification spots up for grabs...
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Euro 2020 Matchday 2 Review: Italy, Belgium and Netherlands progress, Scotland hold England, Germany...

The second matchday of Euro 2020 once again featured 24 nations participating in 12 fixtures across the six groups, and there is lots to...

Tactical Analysis: How Scotland’s in-match adjustments contained England in the Euros

For the 100th time in a competitive football match, less-than-friendly neighbours England and Scotland prepared to face each other. This was their first clash at...
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Euro 2020 Matchday 1 Review: France edge past Germany, Southgate finds a winning formula...

Over a year later than what was initially planned, the 16th edition of the Euros kicked off in Rome. 24 nations, divided into six groups...

U21 European Championship Report: Germany triumph as Vitinha and Baku among other impress

Every scout's favourite competition - the under-21 Euros - has just drawn to a close in 2021. After exciting action and drama all around the...