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    Excerpts of the following story by Rocco Fasano (@CatenaccioNA) are from the July 18, https://breakingthelines.com/squad-analysis/gold-cup-high-scoring-canada-ready-for-us/. The Canadian men’s national team flies into the Gold Cup quarter-finals. But first, they’ll face a major test against the United States on Sunday in Kansas City. After securing a spot in the Octagonal Round, the 2021 Gold Cup presents an opportunity for Canada to continue their growth path and can be a proving ground for newer members of the men’s national team. So...

    Excerpts of this Tactical Analysis: England vs. Italy article from July 13, 2021 by Santi Bauza (@santi_bauza) are courtesy of Breaking the Lines https://breakingthelines.com/tactical-analysis/tactical-analysis-italy-vs-england/. As the glitz and glamour of Wembley Stadium drew out at 8 pm, all of the nation started on as England kicked off their first final in 55 years, and a first European one at that. No matter the result, the nation was proud of their team. As for the Italians, the Azzurri’s contrast...

    Courtesy of NewsBreak https://www.newsbreak.com/amp/samsung-daily/n/0anN34Sc It's been eight days and one win later under interim head coach Javier Perez since Chris Armas was fired. Looking back to July 5, 2021 and Rocco Fasano's (@CatenaccioNA) article from Breaking the Lines https://breakingthelines.com/opinion/toronto-fcs-ongoing-crisis-armas-fired-whats-next/ on what could be next for Toronto's beleaguered MLS entry. In the wake of an embarrassing 7-1 trouncing at the hands of DC United, Toronto FC brass fire Chris Armas and hand the reins to Javier Perez. Rocco...

    Image courtesy of myfootballfacts.com Excerpts of this Tactical Analysis: Spain vs. Italy article from July 8, 2021 by Wepea Buntugu (@Wepea_) are courtesy of Breaking the Lines https://breakingthelines.com/tactical-analysis/tactical-analysis-england-vs-denmark/. “They walk into Wembley as the sporting god’s intended it. Spirit lifting frenzy, stomach churning fear. Thrill competes with jeopardy – beyond this for England or Denmark, the ultimate game or nothing. A semifinal underpinned by a gripping narrative with an energizing edge.” An introduction worth its weight in gold and fit...

    Excerpts of this Tactical Analysis: Spain vs. Italy article from July 8, 2021 by Luke James (@LukeJames_32) are courtesy of Breaking the Lines https://breakingthelines.com/tactical-analysis/tactical-analysis-spain-vs-italy/. Courtesy of http://animotivation.blogspot.com/2012/06/spain-vs-italy-live-stream-euro-2012.html After one of the most entertaining nights of Euro 2020, Italy won only their 5th penalty shootout in their footballing history. It only took 23 shots, two magnificent goals and 120 minutes of semi-final football to get to the nail-biting conclusion. In the first half, it became very apparent that Spain were not...

    Excerpts of the following analysis by  Jaime Fernandez Valencia is from Breaking The Lines.com https://breakingthelines.com/tactical-analysis/tactical-analysis-diego-simeones-atletico-madrid-in-possession/ from February 23, 2021. When you think of Atlético de Madrid’s playing style, you immediately think of a strictly defensive team that plays direct football and exploits counter-attacks. You get a flashback of the 2013/14 season where most of the games they would start winning and then defend in a low block 4-4-2 for the rest of the game.  https://breakingthelines.com/tactical-analysis/the-secret-to-atletico-madrids-success-balance-and-adapting-to-luis-suarez/embed/#?secret=tWP2gtq1pp Well, that might be true...

    This tactical analysis by Vuyo Reggie Ndebele courtesy of Breaking The Lines at https://breakingthelines.com/tactical-analysis/atletico-madrid-20-21-analysis-how-diego-simeone-beat-real-madrid-and-barcelona-to-la-liga/ from June 6, 2021. Diego Simeone showcased his class once again by clinching the La Liga title beating Real Madrid and Barcelona. Even though they lost their 13 point lead temporarily, they showed resilience in the last few fixtures and got the much-needed victories. It’s undoubtedly one of the hardest jobs in the world to compete against the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid and...

    The following excerpt is from the article on Breaking the Lines on May 12 https://breakingthelines.com/opinion/jose-mourinho-to-roma-the-special-one-drinking-in-very-last-chance-saloon/ Courtesy of Breaking The Lines https://breakingthelines.com/opinion/jose-mourinho-to-roma-the-special-one-drinking-in-very-last-chance-saloon/ 9th March 2004 and 26th May 2004, two dates that live long in the memory, two dates that made someone in their professional field the hottest possible commodity, two dates that launched the career of one of 21st-century football’s most prominent figures.  The first of the two dates saw Costinha score a 90th-minute goal at Old Trafford in the 2nd leg of FC Porto’s...