World Cup Round of 16 Tactical Analysis: Colombia vs England

For our fifth tactical analysis, we take a look at the big match between Colombia and England, the last match in the FIFA World Cup Round of 16, with James Rodriguez’s team facing the confident Harry Kane and England, a team who wants to bring back home the world cup.

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Colombia will have a 4-2-3-1 formation. The team has a  solid midfield and tend to press out wide. Their wingers pushing on should the ball go wide. Colombia has an offensive rotation.

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England favors a 3-5-2 formation switching to a 3-3-3-1 formation when attacking. Their  midfield pushes up, passing the ball on diamond shape, as the wing backs go up. This style will be best against opponents with strong midfield, but the problem is that England has no creativity in midfield. They will tend to shift to 5-3-2-1 while on defense, the wing backs will fall back to defenders denying space, block passes to midfield opponents but results to weak further gaps.

Jack Butland

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Jack Butland plays the position of goal keeper. in the current club Stoke he played 5 seasons, during this time he played 118 matches. He played 3240 minutes, with 36 times he played game in first line. Passes completed Jack Butland is 46 percent.

Eric Dier

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Eric Dier plays the position of midfielder. In the current club Tottenham Hotspur, he played 5 seasons, during this time he played 135 matches. He has a shot accuracy of 24% and passes of 7,542.

Jordan Henderson

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Jordan Henderson plays the position of midfielder. In the current club Liverpool, he played 5 seasons, during this time he played 278 matches. He has a shot accuracy of 29% and passes of 14,251.

Harry Kane

Harry Kane plays the position Forward. In the current club Tottenham, he played 8 seasons, during this time he played 236 matches and scored 143 goals. He has 7 goals in national team( World cup, Friendlies). In the club he scored 44 goals ( Champions League, Capital One, FA Cup, Premier League, Friendlies, Champions Cup). Harry Kane this seasons has also noted 3 assists, played 5850 minutes, with 48 times he played game in first line. His shots has an average of 0.8 goals per game in club competitions. Last season his average was 0.92 goals per game, he scored 35 goals in 38 club matches. In the current season for Tottenham, Harry Kane gave a total of 214 shots, of which 91 were shots on goal. Passes completed is 71 percent.

James Rodriguez

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James Rodriguez plays the position Midfield. In the current club Bayern Munich played 1 seasons, during this time he played 53 matches and scored 8 goals. In the club he scored 8 goals ( DFB Pokal, 1. Bundesliga, Champions League , Friendlies, Audi Cup 1, Germany Cup 5, Champions Cup). James Rodriguez this seasons has also noted 14 assists, played 5213 minutes, with 37 times he played game in first line. He shots an average of 0.15 goals per game in club competitions. Last season his average was 0.26 goals per game, he scored 11 goals in 42 club matches. In the current season for Bayern Munich he gave a total of 61 shots, of which 24 were shots on goal. Passes completed is 90 percent.

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Stats from (https://www.fctables.com/)

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