Antonio Conte’s Stubbornness in Tactics and Selections Signals Early Warning for Italy Before Euro 2016

Up 2-1 and with a foot in the door of qualifying for the European Championship next summer, he knew his side could not throw away this opportunity. Indeed, a win in his team’s last two matches would be enough to qualify. He wanted to finish the job that night however. With an interception and powerful[…]

A Matter of Tactics – Germany and Their Wing Backs

It was not Germany’s most memorable European Championship campaign — as Die Mannschaft lost to both Poland and Ireland — yet in the end a rather disappointing 2-1 victory not only secured Germany a spot in next year’s European Championships in France, but also meant that the World Champions had finished Group D in first[…]