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In Korea, the youngest manager is in charge of the youngest team and he’s sorted out their defensive issues quickly – Sakhu Mpofo analyses Choi Won-kwon’s defensive principles at Daegu FC.
Brandon Liss scouts Abakar Sylla, Vieira’s new central defender with quality beyond his years.
ICYMI yesterday, we pointed you in the direction of our latest TFA Scouted Magazine – those of you who have read it might have noticed that our xGOLD Team tool highlighted Tijjani Reijnders as a potential replacement for Sando Tonali. Well AC Milan have announced his signing – you’d better go and download the magazine and read all about it, right?
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 gets underway any minute now and our Head of Women’s Football Analysis David Astill picked out FIVE under-the-radar players that you need to be aware of. This is a must-read!
And David’s piece is the perfect icing on top of our tactical preview magazine cake – come and get our 32-team guide. It is the only one to the tournament you need plus it is 100% free of charge to everyone. Join coaches, national team analysts and TV pundits all over the world by getting your download now.
We know you love set-piece analysis, so Marcel Seifeddine has something very interesting for you in his weekly column – Sarpsborg and their suffocation strategy when defending.
Fintan O’Reilly has dipped into the archive of 8000+ articles and found these pieces that have relevance today…
In the World Cup, we have both of the co-hosts in action today. Sam Kerr is Australia’s all-time record goalscorer and has had a major impact at Chelsea – so why not go back in time and check out our scout report from 2020 analysing her game and previewing her successful transfer to West London?
Tomorrow, Canada take on Nigeria. We highlighted Asisat Oshoala as Nigeria’s key player in our World Cup preview magazine and also explained how she helped Barcelona cope without Alexia Putellas this past season. Read that article before her World Cup begins.
With Josko Gvardiol’s move to Manchester City reportedly on the verge of being finalised, check out our scout report focusing on the Croatian centre-back from his time at Dinamo Zagreb in our TFA 21 for 21 mag and see why he’s always stood out as one to watch.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on his way to Marseille, but can the Gabonese forward still have a major impact in Ligue 1? We analysed how Mikel Arteta maximised the attacker’s strengths on arrival at Arsenal.
That’s it for this today – we are back at the same time tomorrow. Spread the word!
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