https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/iceland-england.jpg 650 1300 Iain Macintosh https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Iain Macintosh2016-07-20 11:02:572016-09-06 11:53:56Reviewing a game: Was England vs Iceland as bad as people said?
Three weeks have passed now since Iceland beat England in Nice. But was it really as bad a performance as...
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/calci-piazzati.jpg 650 1300 Mattia Fontana https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Mattia Fontana2016-07-15 16:06:232016-09-01 14:33:01Set pieces as determining factors to create scoring opportunities: Euro 2016 by numbers
Of the 108 goals scored (an average of 2.12 per match), 28 stemmed from...
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/eder.jpg 650 1300 Alfredo Giacobbe https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Alfredo Giacobbe2016-07-14 16:22:452016-09-01 14:36:59The play that decided Euro 2016 final
Éder goal seems to be the result of individual achievement, but in all reality, it actively involves a fair number of players on both teams.
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Portugals-resilience.jpg 650 1300 Joao Nuno Fonseca https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Joao Nuno Fonseca2016-07-13 15:16:402016-09-02 14:40:16Portuguese tactical resilience
Fernando Santos managed to fit his best players into the right positions in a balanced and sustained manner, even though there had been tactical indecisions and changes within the team.
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Francia-finale.jpg 650 1300 Iain Macintosh https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Iain Macintosh2016-07-12 16:25:442016-09-01 14:38:13Euro 2016 final: Where it went wrong for France?
The final of the European Championships was, it is fair to say, no classic. But it could have been even worse. It should have been even worse.
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Galles-tattica.jpg 650 1300 Mattia Fontana https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Mattia Fontana2016-07-08 13:42:132016-09-01 14:38:51Wales tactical analysis: Highs and lows of the team
It cannot be said that Wales does not have a certain taste for history. In 1958, the last time they participated in a large international competition until Euro 2016, a goal by Pelè...
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/germania-fase-offensiva.jpg 650 1300 Mattia Fontana https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Mattia Fontana2016-06-30 10:40:402016-09-02 12:11:15Germany offensive strategy: Line-up and pressing
Germany had qualified for Euro 2016 as the first team in Group D, but only the Czech Republic – of the winning formations in a group – had conceded more goals (14 compared with 9).
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/italia-spagna.jpg 650 1300 Iain Macintosh https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Iain Macintosh2016-06-28 14:16:302016-09-02 12:12:18Conte's great tactical performance behind Italy's win over Spain
It seems strange now to recall Antonio Conte's gloomy forecasts for his nation this summer. Far from a lone voice, the Italy boss....
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Russia-Euro-2016.jpg 650 1300 Mattia Fontana https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Mattia Fontana2016-06-24 09:38:022016-09-02 12:12:50Russia's exit from Euro 2016: Analysis of game plan and goals in the group stage matches
They were placed in the complicated "B" group with teams like England, Wales and Slovakia. But there is no doubt that Russia's performance at Euro 2016 was disappointing.
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/galles-euro2016-ramsey.jpg 650 1300 Dario Saltari https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Dario Saltari2016-06-23 10:50:222016-09-02 12:13:37Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey: Solidity and tactical balance
If the man of the hour for Wales' miracle is Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey is playing a role that is just as fundamental.
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/portogallo-euro-2106.jpg 650 1300 Joao Nuno Fonseca https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Joao Nuno Fonseca2016-06-22 11:49:492016-09-06 11:47:45Portugal team tactical identity at Euro 2016
In Portugal's first two games their opponents' pragmatism (Iceland and Austria) enabled the coach Fernando Santos to see they must have greater judgement in the offensive third.
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/spagna-euro2016.jpg 650 1300 Mattia Fontana https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Mattia Fontana2016-06-16 14:30:072016-09-02 12:15:16Spain team analysis: Tactics, formation and weaknesses vs Czech Republic
Spain’s start at European championship was brilliant (13 matches undefeated), but the 1-0 against Czech Republic confirmed a few difficulties in the scoring phase for La Roja.
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/belgio-italia.jpg 650 1300 Iain Macintosh https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Iain Macintosh2016-06-15 14:46:162016-09-02 12:16:04Match analysis: Belgium vs Italy
So much for the theory that Italy were heading for yet another early tournament exit. Having been knocked out in the group stages of the last two World Cups, the chances are that this will be an altogether more pleasant summer for Italy. Manager Antonio Conte takes tactical preparation very seriously.
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/belgium-no-kompany.jpg 650 1300 Mattia Fontana https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Mattia Fontana2016-06-10 11:21:112016-09-06 11:45:30Belgium weak points without Kompany and Lombaerts
Belgium is one of the most awaited teams at Euro 2016. And yet, a problem that cannot be ignored came up for coach Wilmots just a few months from the French tournament: the injuries of Kompany and Lombaerts, the starting centre players. Wilmots' idea was to come to Euro 2016 with a four-man defence with Vertonghen and Alderweireld as backs, as has been the case in recent years.
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Germany-without-Lahm.jpg 650 1300 Federico Aquè https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Federico Aquè2016-06-09 11:57:112016-09-02 12:18:50Germany’s strategy without Philipp Lahm
For the first time since the 2002 World Cup, Germany will play in an international tournament without Philipp Lahm. The German national team lost not only its captain, but also a tactically fundamental player who left no heirs. After all, can a back be replaced who, according to Pep Guardiola, has the same football intelligence as Iniesta?
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/ucraina-2016.jpg 650 1300 Iain Macintosh https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Iain Macintosh2016-06-08 09:19:212016-09-02 12:19:41Analysis of euro 2016 teams: Ukraine
When you’re this close to the start of a major international tournament, most avenues have already been explored. We know the favourites: France; Spain and Germany. We know the nations that have it within them to win, but probably won’t: Belgium; Italy and England. We know the dark horses: Austria; Croatia and Poland. We even know the minnows: Albania; Hungary and Northern Ireland. But what about the middle ground? What about the teams with just a puncher’s chance of glory? What about Ukraine?
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Ing-corner.jpg 650 1300 Francesco Farioli https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Francesco Farioli2016-06-07 11:54:332016-09-06 11:45:40England’s 3 moves to defend from a corner kick
Great international events have always been a time of growth and innovation. At the threshold of this Euro 2016 competition, it would have been difficult to hypothesise any significant changes because, without even realising it, we have gone through a change of an era over the last two years, coinciding with the last World Cup. Germany was the country able to absorb the Spanish influence and transform it into a football style with vertical possession, sprinting and aggressiveness.
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/francia.jpg 650 1300 Flavio Fusi https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Flavio Fusi2016-06-03 12:43:162016-09-02 12:21:19France offensive strategy at Euro 2016
The 2015/2016 season was Karim Benzema's best since he has been with Real Madrid. He scored a goal every 83 minutes in la Liga, in addition to the 4 on the path toward La Undecima. Under normal circumstances, after a year like that, Benzema would no doubt have been the star of the home Euro 2016 for the favoured French team.
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Italia-conte.jpg 650 1300 Mattia Fontana https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Mattia Fontana2016-06-01 13:14:522016-09-03 10:07:19Analysis of Euro 2016 teams: Italy
Claudio Marchisio's injury and the decision not to call up Andrea Pirlo triggered a bit of debate on Antonio Conte's choices in view of Euro 2016. Also considering the fact that Marco Verratti is out, Italy has without a doubt lost three very high quality elements in the midfield.
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Slovacchia.jpg 650 1300 Iain Macintosh https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Iain Macintosh2016-06-01 09:59:332016-09-03 10:08:01Analysis of Euro 2016 teams: Slovakia
It has been assumed in some quarters that England have an easy first round group in France. Russia are old, so the argument goes, Wales are too reliant on Gareth Bale and Slovakia are…well…Slovakia.
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/romania.jpg 650 1300 Iain Macintosh https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Iain Macintosh2016-05-18 10:24:352016-09-03 10:16:12Analysis of Euro 2016 teams: Romania
Romania’s strengths are obvious to anyone who has taken a glance at their qualifying campaign. They finished their group unbeaten, having conceded only two goals in ten games. And when you watch them, it doesn’t take long to see why.
https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Albania-lorik-cana-1.jpg 650 1300 Iain Macintosh https://blog.wyscout.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/logonero-1-1.png Iain Macintosh2016-05-11 12:35:062016-09-03 10:19:39Analysis of Euro 2016 teams: Albania
Of all the teams heading to France for the European Championships, Albania have surely the most fascinating back story. They’ve never qualified for a major tournament before. They’ve only ever qualified for two youth tournaments before.