Tag Archive: Luiz

Jun 18

Brazil 0 – 0 Mexico: Guardado and Layun outnumber Dani Alves on the wing, as Brazil lack creativity through the middle

With both teams registering wins on the opening day, Brazil and Mexico went into this game with a similar setup. The injury to Hulk was the only change in the teams from the last game, as Ramires was brought in by Scholari to replace the winger. At the end of the day, Mexico held the …

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Jun 13

Brazil 3 – 1 Croatia: Croatia contain Brazil’s fullbacks, but allow Oscar space in a wide role

  Brazil labored past a stubborn looking Croatian side in Sao Paolo, as a controversial penalty from Neymar and outside of the penalty box efforts from Oscar and Neymar were enough to get past an early own goal scored by Marcelo. Croatia were quite impressive in terms of passing and fluidity in the midfield, but …

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Jun 11

Brazil Croatia preview: Kovac needs to adjust Vukojevic amidst his stars in midfield

  A clash between Brazil and Croatia might not resonate on the same notes as the opening clashes in other group doe: Spain-Netherlands, Italy-England or Germany-Portugal. But this opening clash of the World cup at Sao Paulo should be enough to justify that Brazil are indeed not in the easiest of groups. Scholari’s squad might …

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Jun 05

Scolari’s craving for midfield balance in an All-Round squad: An analysis of The Seleção

With probably one of the best all-round squads among the 32 teams, The Seleção are truly the overwhelming favorites to lift the World Cup, while Spain and Germany remain 2nd and 3rd choice for the bookmakers. Brazil hold the record as the only team to take part in all the World Cups since its inception in …

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Apr 30

David Luiz’s patience in midfield to decide the tie: Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid UCL Semis Preview

After witnessing what was in no every possible capacity, a mauling of reigning champions last night, tonight’s clash between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid will be expected to have something similar in store. While Atletico will be looking to ride their hot form and reach the final after almost 40 years, Chelsea will be looking to …

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