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Italy’s tactics as they edged past Argentina, analysis of the window in Belgium and what Milan can expect from Chukwueze

Good morning tactics fans and welcome to the #TacticalThursday newsletter – full of analysis, scouting and tactics. Fill up on your football knowledge – follow the Total Football Analysis page and be part of the squad that want more than just a match report.

In the FIFA World Cup, Italy edged past Argentina – Selim Ben Hmida looks at the Italian’s interesting tactical approach.

The Belgian Pro League returns this weekend, so our expert Brandon Liss has analysed the performance of both Anderlecht and USG in the transfer market to decide who has had the better window.

ICYMI yesterday, David Astill watched Germany make a statement of intent by taking Morocco apart in the World Cup. What can future opponents learn from this game? Find out in our tactical breakdown.

This MLS season is the first for St Louis City and they top the Western Conference – set-pieces have played a big part with 13 goals scored so far, the most in the US. Marcel Seifeddine explained what they do and why it works.

Fintan O’Reilly has dipped into the 8000+ strong archive and found…

Jennifer Hermoso scored two as Spain stormed to a 5-0 victory over Zambia yesterday. Following the 33 y/o’s impressive display, why not recap the Pachuca player’s standout performance in a ‘false 9’ role with Barcelona in 2019/20?

Adriana Leon scored the winning goal for Canada yesterday in an exciting World Cup clash with the Republic of Ireland. The 30 y/o currently plays for Manchester United; our 2020 scout report explained why she was the heartbeat of West Ham United at the time.

Per reports, Marco Verratti is the latest European megastar to have his eye turned by Saudi Arabia, with Al Hilal said to be the likely destination. We highlighted four players similar to the PSG midfielder using data. Could any of them be on PSG’s mind as potential transfer targets should the Italian depart?

Samuel Chukwueze has reportedly completed his AC Milan medical. To get a taste of what the Serie A giants are signing, you can check out our vintage scout report of the now-24 y/o Nigerian diamond.

That’s it for today – we are back at the same time tomorrow. Spread the word!

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