Popular Football Formations

Football formations

Football or a game that is also known as soccer is very famous across the world and more than hundred countries play this game. The game of football is played between two teams with each player is having eleven players. Some players play the role of defenders, some plays as mid-fielder or winger and two or three of them plays as goal getter or striker whose responsibility is to score. This tactic of arranging players in a ground is known as a formation. Let us look at some of the very popular football formations that are used in the modern day games.

The most common football formation is 4-4-2 formation in which four players play as defender, four players play as mid-fielder or winger and other two of them play forward as a striker and eleventh player is a goal-keeper.

Another common formation is 4-5-1 formation in which, four player plays as defender, five players play as winger and one plays forward to score the goal.

Third football formation type is 4-3-3 combination in which three players play forward game as scorer, three plays play to pass the ball as winger and four players make a defending wall at the back-court.

Another football formation of 4-3-1-2 is also known as diamond formation. In this style of formation, four players defend the opposite scorers; three of them play as wingers, one of them plays between wingers and strikers to create opportunities and two of them plays forward to convert the opportunities in to goals.

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