For a while, tiki taka, highlighted by the intricate triangles created in Spain's Xavi-Iniesta years, prevailed as the dominating tactic of the beautiful game. However, with Spain's struggles in recent tournaments and the much talked about "possession without purpose" that has haunted many teams in recent modern day matches, I pronounce the death of tiki taka.
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How Antonio Valencia Became One of the Premier League’s Best Right Backs
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Four Possible Replacements For Bob Bradley As Swansea City Manager
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Three Better Alternatives To Jose Mourinho at Manchester United
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