Many teams around the world use the 4-4-2 formation today and it is especially preferred in British top football. 3-5-2. In contrast to the 4-4-2 formation, 3-5-2 would put more emphasis on individual skills. West Germany won the World Cup in 1990 practicing
The 4-3-3 formation, which was the first one that didn't utilise wingers, was used to great success by England in the 1966 World Cup. The home nation would eventually go on and win the tournament, switching between 4-3-3 and their more default formation that was closer to 4-1-3-2 as we'd call it nowadays.
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The rise of 3-5-2 and the decline of 4-2-3-1: Till a few years ago it seemed like every club in the world, from relegation battlers to title challengers, was using the 4-2-3-1 formation. In the 2015/16 season, Premier League clubs used it 50.79% of the time, while in the 2016/17 season it was used only 36.6% of the time.
Amrchair Analyst Matt Doyle takes a look back through the history of soccer tactics from the 2-3-5 of the early days to the W-M of the 1940's and 1950's to t...
Hungarians are the first to advocate going beyond the role. This innovative principle favours the transition to 4-2-4. The Brazilians adopted this formula of 4-2-4 and made it progressively evolve in 4-3-3 during the 1960s; this positioning will remain the majority until the 1970s. At this point most of the systems we know today have been invented.
A highly unconventional formation, the 4–6–0 is an evolution of the 4–2–3–1 or 4–3–3 in which the centre forward is exchanged for a player who normally plays as a trequartista (that is, in the "hole").
The history of football (soccer) Football (or soccer as the game is called in some parts of the world) has a long history. Football in its current form arose in England in the middle of the 19th century. But alternative versions of the game existed much earlier and are a part of the football history. Early history and the precursors of football
“The formation of a team as a rule,” the first secretary of the Football Association Charles W Alcock noted, “was to provide for seven forwards, and only four players to constitute the three ...