Foreign Players of Arsenal

by on August 26, 2010
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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.

Today’s Best Midfielders in Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo

The football is a team game that is played between two teams including eleven players a side. Out of these eleven players, some plays the game as defenders, some plays as attackers and some players play it as midfielder. The midfielder’s role is considered to be the strongest as it is the link between defenders and attackers. Let us look at world’s best midfielders in football during 2005-2010.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo: With his all-round dribbling, shooting and tackling abilities, Cristiano Ronaldo is considered to be one of the best midfielders in the world and he has the good capability of converting the scoring opportunities into the goal.

2. Ronaldinho: A Brazilian with the brilliant all-round skills is also considered to be one of the best mid-fielders in the world today. He can pass the ball to any corner of the ground with his sheer skills.

3. Lionell Messi: A player who won FIFA’s best player of the year award in 2009 is currently world’s best midfielder who has skills to score goals from the long ranges and he can also pass the ball to all the corner of the ground.

4. Frank Lampard: The Englishman has always helped the England to win the games with his sheer skills and footwork. He has also converted lots of opportunities into the goal for England.

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