Soccer Defending, Attacking & Killing Time

Dear SoccerHelp,

I am looking for text material about playing strategy that crutch use to identify which strategy to be used to each game he is going to play what are the information needed to build up his strategy about his team and the opponent team, thanks.

When to use Defending, Attacking, killing the time strategy.

Best Regards,

Coach Abdul


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David SoccerHelpU

Strategy For Playing A Better or Greatly Superior Team

Defending Deep and a Packed In Defense

I recently watched a very good team (team "A") lose 1-0 to a weaker team (team "B"). Everyone thought it would be a blow-out and that the "A" team would win by at least 6 goals. The "B" team coach "Defended Deep", leaving 7 back (4 Fullback's and 3 Defensive Midfielder's) and playing 2 Offensive Midfielder's and 1 Target Forward. The "B" team only had 3 or 4 shots on goal, but they sent a long ball... 1 Forward vs. 3 "A" team defenders... but the 1st Defender slipped a little and the Forward made a great shot from 20 yards out. I've seen this same strategy work for underdogs in other games. Point is, this is the best strategy against a much better team. The "B" team FB's never came past the top of the Penalty Box. Idiot parents were yelling "Push Up", but if the "B" team had, the "A" team would have probably gotten a breakaway and scored, since they had 2 excellent Forwards. It was the defensive strategy, including "Defending Deep" that won the game. In the 1998 World Cup, Paraguay almost beat France using the same strategy (France finally won 1-0 by chipping the ball softly into the middle of Paraguay's packed-in defense. Paraguay's great goalkeeper Jose Chilavert was superb in this game). There are 2 ways the underdog can hope to win:

  1. 1. Don't give up any goals
  2. 2. Score on a defensive error by the opponent, a lucky break (such as a ball falling your way) or by a single act of individual brilliance. In the example above, the "B" team's score was due to a small error and individual brilliance, but they only needed one goal to win.

David Huddleston