How England exploited Australia, why Harry Kane will need more than goals at Bayern, what Inter will change and why Almeria have replaced very well…
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England exploited Australia’s weaknesses in the World Cup semi-final explains Selim Ben Hmida in his tactical analysis of the match.
Vlatko Andonovski has stepped down as USWNT head coach following their Round of 16 World Cup loss. The 46-year-old guided his side to a bronze medal in the most recent Olympics; read our analysis of their third-place playoff clash and why it “qualified as success” for the Women’s Football giants.
Luis Kircher says Bayern Munich have signed Harry Kane for more than just goals alone in his analysis of how the England captain will be used by Tuchel.
Sakhu Mpofo looks ahead to the new Serie A season and how Inzaghi will adapt Inter in possession as they approach the new campaign.
Marcus Pedersen is reportedly set to join Serie A Sassuolo, having become an Eredivisie champion with Feyenoord last season. We analysed Arne Slot’s tactics with De club aan de Maas, including Pedersen’s role in the squad, back in 2021/22 — how will the 23-year-old full-back fit into Alessio Dionisi’s side?
In a dramatic twist, Michael Olise’s purported move to Chelsea is off, with the 21-year-old signing a new four-year deal at Crystal Palace. We analysed the young talent when he broke through at Reading — recap how the France U21 int’l stood out in his teen years with our scout report.
Crvena Zvezda’s Irakli Azarovi is nearing a transfer to Shakhtar Donetsk; we profiled the 21-year-old left-back in this piece highlighting three U21 Georgians joining Kvaradona in the country’s emerging golden generation; read about Azarovi and two other Georgian gems you need to be aware of.
Gustaf Lagerbielke signs for Celtic for €3.4m from Elfsborg – we originally scouted Lagerbielke back in February 2022 and tracked him throughout, believing at each stage he was ready for a move to a Tier 1 club.
20-year-old Anton Gaaei signs for Ajax from Viborg for €4.5m – data led us to Gaaei in November 2022 and we followed him throughout last season, assessing he was ready for a Tier 2 league like Eredivisie.
20-year-old Seedy Jatta moves to Sturm Graz from Valerenga for €2.6m – we spotted Jatta in September 2022 and tracked him from that moment believing he was ready for a Tier 2 club.
Yesterday, it was reported that Goncalo Borges of FC Porto is being linked to Premier League Everton and West Ham – we first identified Borges in March 2022 and felt he was ready for regular Tier 4 minutes and as the season progressed, we revised that to Tier 3 then Tier 2. Is he ready for the Premier League?
Talented young winger Johan Bakayoko of PSV is being linked with a transfer to Liverpool – data led us to Bakayoko in September 2022 and we tracked him throughout the 2022/23 season assessing he was ready for Tier 1 football.
TFA favourite Ibrahima Kone has moved to La Liga and Almeria for €7.5m – we have been reporting on Kone since 2020 in collaboration with his agent and always felt his next move should be to La Liga or the Premier League.
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