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Asian Cup Socceroos Tactical Previews

Asian Cup 2015 tactical preview: Australia

If Postecoglou can fix the problems at either end of the pitch, the Socceroos can go all the way.

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Match Analysis: Japan 2-1 Australia

In a classic ‘game of two halves’ Japan upped the tempo and the ante in the second period to ensure a deserved 2-1 win.

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Analysing the Socceroos defensive problems

The Socceroos tactics are causing significant problems defensively, and it’s something that can be traced across the entire Ange Postecoglou era

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Socceroos Tactical Theory

The tactical theory of pressing, and how Ange Postecoglou’s Socceroos press

Pressing is a vital feature of Ange Postecoglou’s Socceroos side, although modern interpretations of it remain somewhat misguided

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Five observations from the Socceroos September friendlies

What we learned from Australia’s friendly matches against Belgium and Saudi Arabia

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Does Tim Cahill have a future in the Socceroos?

As Ange Postecoglou looks to evolve the Socceroos, he may begin to ponder the question of whether Cahill fits into his long-term plans

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World Cup 2014, Spain 3-0 Australia: Spain dominant and assertive with possession

Despite there being nothing to play for in this Group B dead rubber, Vicente Del Bosque made three important tactical tweaks to ensure Spain’s victory over the Socceroos

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World Cup 2014: Spain scouting report

An in-depth analysis of Spain, their possession-based style of football and how Vicente Del Bosque may set up his side for their Group B clash with the Socceroos

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World Cup 2014, Australia 2-3 Netherlands: Dutch come from behind

A fascinating tactical battle saw Louis Van Gaal start with his side’s unorthodox 3-4-1-2 formation, but was eventually forced to switch a back four due to Australia’s clever, intense pressing

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World Cup 2014: Netherlands scouting report

The Dutch have deployed an unusual 3-4-1-2 formation at this World Cup, creating one of the more fascinating tactical battles at this tournament

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World Cup 2014, Chile 3-1 Australia: Australia fight back after Chile start strong

Chile stormed into an early lead by overloading the flanks, but Australia were able to mount a second half comeback by exploiting their weakness at the back

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World Cup 2014: Chile scouting report

Australia and Chile meet at the World Cup forty-two years after their first clash.