Colombia Analysis

Copa America Abstract: Colombia 2, Argentina 0

by Yu Miyagawa

Jun 17, 2019 9:42 PM

Colombia were organized in their high press and direct in their attacking. They also were energized by the occasion while Argentina was going through the motions. Read more »

Tags: Argentina, Colombia, Copa America

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South America Regroups After A Disappointing World Cup

by Yu Miyagawa

Jul 18, 2018 9:09 PM

Each of Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay and Peru may look vastly different from a managerial standpoint at the 2019 Copa America in Brazil. But whether a new manager implements a possession or counter attacking style, teams must be compact and balanced to win in South America, and even more so to win in the World Cup. Read more »

Tags: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, World Cup

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A World Cup Abstract: England 1 (4), Colombia 1 (3)

by Yu Miyagawa

Jul 3, 2018 10:00 PM

We are seeing the imprints of Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino, Jurgen Klopp and Antoino Conte on his 'likable' English side. Read more »

Tags: Colombia, England, IQ, World Cup

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The Defining Matches Of The 2018 World Cup Group Stage

by Yu Miyagawa

The struggles of the traditional soccer powers gave an opportunity for bubbling sides like Belgium and Croatia to stamp their mark in Russia. Read more »
Tchau To All That

by Christopher Reina

The individual brilliance of the early matches was eventually neutralized by countries with better all-around squads and this was a World Cup that became reasonably predictable once we escaped the group stage. But every single minute was thrilling and worth it. Read more »
Expected Goals Of The World Cup Quarterfinalists

by Christopher Reina

Lionel Messi has been magic, while Colombia is now the sentimental favorite, but let's take a step back so we avoid dismissing Brazil and the completeness of France and Germany. Read more »
Messi, Suarez & Costa Rica: An Ode To The 2014 World Cup Group Stages

by Yu Miyagawa

The deluge of goals from Messi, Neymar, Müller, Robben and Van Persie, impressive play from Costa Rica and Colombia, and the bite seen round the world all overshadowed the changing of the era. Read more »
Unraveling World Cup Winners: The Fullback Riddle

by Yu Miyagawa

In an era of specialized role, fullbacks became the modern box to box playmaker. Teams with adventurous fullbacks are modern, pressing and attack with fearlessness and speed, and have had impressive success already in World Cup 2014. Read more »
Group C: Group Of Dark Horses

by Yu Miyagawa

Colombia has the fastest attack in the World Cup. Japan presses the hardest. Ivory Coast is sledgehammer lead by Drogba, Bony, and Yaya, and Greece’s attack is built on sticking and moving. Read more »
The 2014 World Cup: A Tournament Of Transition

by Yu Miyagawa

The best attacker in this 2014 World Cup will be a country’s press. Of course, games are won by brilliant moments from individual players. Genius does still exist. But the modern game is less Steve Jobs than it is Wikipedia. Read more »

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