Soccer Tactical Plans (Formations)

It is the responsibility of the coach (the coach) of any football team to choose the most appropriate formation of the players in line with their technical abilities, and the extent of their mental response that allows them to understand their roles optimally. With a joint plan and a high level of understanding of the team’s tactics, they will have a huge advantage over any team that is unable to implement its tactics, and it is important that the team has the ability to put its hands on the strengths and weaknesses of its players. And overcome them by choosing a game plan that suits the set of strengths and weaknesses.

The most prominent football plans and formations

Can be football tactics (which is drawn plan to exploit the space field optimally) carried out by any team very important to achieve positive results, regardless of the tactics followed it undoubtedly will allow players to know the roles expected of them and responsibilities, the following are the most prominent 5 configurations are supported Before football teams in the world:

Squad (4-4-2)

4-4-2 formation

This squad is characterized by ease and clarity of its instructions and rules, which enables any player to implement what it stipulates in all its details without any complications. And it makes any technical manager choose it: (balance, rapid movement in progress towards the offensive areas, and a consistent and strong team structure), while the weaknesses in this formation are highlighted by the large distances between the team lines (defense, midfield, and attack), in addition, the midfield can be penetrated Easily by any players of any team playing in a central formation consisting of 3 players.

Squad (4-2-3-1)

4-2-3-1 Formation

This formation is ideal for teams that seek to attack while maintaining their solidity in the back (defensive zone), with four in the back and two midfielders in front of the defense, the four attacking players have the freedom to move and act in the face of the opponent and shake his defenses, on the other hand, this formation has Strengths lie in that it is a nightmare for the opponent’s defense because of the flexibility of the attack in this squad, and by exchanging positions can open up space in front of the opponent’s defense and create opportunities to score goals, and despite all these offensive advantages, the team also maintains a solid line of defense The defenders are protected by the midfielders, and the downside to this lineup is the widespread risk to the team if the wing players do not commit to going back and supporting the full-backs.

Squad (4-3-3)

4-3-3 Formation

The formation (4-3-3) is suitable for the attacking tendency of teams, and the style of play is characterized by a lot of passes between players, so that we do not see the team’s players distributed in a way that ensures a balance between the centers of the playing lines, but the goal is focused on offensive tasks.

Squad (3-5-2)

3-5-2 Formation

It can be said that this lineup has three broad pillars; They are: (penetration of the opposing team’s playing positions, defensive solidity, great control of the ball), and what distinguishes this squad is the possibility of increasing the offensive approach due to the presence of five players in the midfield who can impose control on the midfield and deprive the opponent of it with the presence of three players in the back with the help of A number of midfielders, but the defects in this formation appear when there is no effective right-back, and when there is no proper coordination and communication with the ball between the midfielders.

Squad (3-4-3)

3-4-3 Formation

This formation is characterized by an attacking tendency, and the successful application of this formation requires the presence of players who are tactically disciplined, have a great deal of stamina, possess great technical abilities and do exactly what needs to be done with and without the ball, and this formation allows the team to pressure the teams and tighten control. And possession, and with a lot of attacking options, teams can be creative in their style of play with strikers spread across the field and midfielders who are able to create a number of attacks (2 against 1) from a winger position, but the negative point in this formation is that when he collides with formations Others such as (4-5-1 or 4-3-3) there is a clear risk by bypassing the defenders and withdrawing from the position, as the team needs players who are comfortable playing on the ball, disciplined and have a lot of stamina, otherwise the results will be very negative for the team.


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