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Copa Libertadores 2013 – Just Football’s Best XI of the Tournament

Atlético Mineiro won their first ever Copa Libertadores title this season, as I had predicted they might on Just Football some months ago. But there were some good players from other teams that played in the competition. With the dust settled and the trophy now engraved with the Belo Horizonte team’s name for the first [...]

Neymar

Life Without Neymar

by Carl Ganderton  saga as predictable as it was long, Neymar finally sealed his transfer to Barcelona last month. Despite late rumours of other potential clubs entering the race for the current star of Brazilian football it always seemed inevitable that he would be lining up alongside Lionel Messi at the start of the new [...]

Iraq vs Uruguay – Under-20 World Cup semi-final: Preview, Profiles, Promising Players

he FIFA Under-20 World Cup is now at the semi-final phase, with four representatives from four different continents – France, Ghana, Iraq and Uruguay – contesting for the title. In our earlier match preview we profiled the first semi-final, France vs Ghana. Now for the second semi-final, Iraq vs Uruguay: Uruguay Nickname: Los Charrúas Champions: [...]

Under-20 World Cup 2013: Matchday Three – Tactical Review

he group stages are now complete at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey and Sam Thompson, from TTTFootball, discusses five of the big tactical points from the last matchday, ahead of the Round of 16: 1. Nigeria utilise their power and strength Nigeria went into their final group game against South Korea knowing that [...]

Under-20 World Cup 2013: Matchday Two – Tactical Review

The second round of fixtures at the FIFA Under 20 World Cup 2013 in Turkey have now been completed and Sam Thompson, from TTTFootball, discusses five of the big tactical points from matchday two… 1. France experiment for better and for worse This was a game defined by the substiutions of French Under-20 coach, Pierre [...]

Under-20 World Cup 2013: Matchday One – Tactical Review

he first round of fixtures at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup 2013 in Turkey have now been completed and Sam Thompson, from TTTFootball, discusses five of the big tactical points from the tournament so far… 1. Spain use a false nine Julen Lopetegui could have settled for just winning the European under-21 Championships this summer, [...]

The Winds of Change – South America at the 2013 Under-20 World Cup

by Gordon Fleetwood t’s that time again. Suitcases are being packed, studs checked and other necessary preparations are being made as the best youth teams from across the globe converge on Turkey for the nineteenth edition of the FIFA Under 20 World Cup. As you look at the nations headed to the tournament, something seems [...]