Re: World Cup Discussion Thread
I don't have so much problem with the current rules its more the tactics used by the power nations which is strangling games. They all now play with a holding midfielder and try to break teams down through the flanks are with high balls to the centre striker. The problem here is that it relies on certain types of players and unfortunately a good winger with the ball at his feet and is able to cross is difficult to find. Also the easiest way to combat this tactic is to flood the midfield so that's what we saw from the Italians, the French, the Portuguese, the Argentines, the Spanish and the English. That's why I applaud the Germans and Brazilians who were looking to combat this. Unfortunately Cafu and Carlos can no longer play at the elite level for Brazil and the Germans were really lost without a midfield ball winner. In 4 years time hopefully managers will have worked out a better style of play and move on from the 4-5-1.