Explaining the Sweeper Keeper – Player Role Analysis

The 'Sweeper Keeper' came to deserved acclaim at the 2014 World Cup, when Manuel Neuer showcased his ability to rush out of his goal, and "sweep" in behind Germany's high-line, almost playing like another centre-back out of possession. Since then, the role of the sweeper keeper has only grown and evolved, becoming a player who is capable in build-up phases, ventures out of their goal to involve themselves in passing sequences higher up the pitch, and completely commands their penalty area by coming off their line and taking control of any situation.

Wales 1-1 Switzerland – Tactical Analysis

After Italy's strong victory over Turkey on the opening day of Euro 2020, the pressure was on Wales and Switzerland to match Italy stride for stride and put greater distance between themselves and the Turks. Switzerland dominated the game both through their possession and overall approach, but Wales snatched a surprise goal to level the score at 1-1. Here is our tactical analysis of the match.

Euro 2016 Team of the Week (Gameweek 1)

Goalkeeper: Hannes Thor Halldorsson   The player with the best name in all of Euro 2016 secured his spot in the goalkeeping position of this week's TOTW with a fantastic display against Portugal. Hannes Thor Halldorsson made a staggering 8 saves to help secure his team a 1-1 draw and to secure his place in this … Continue reading Euro 2016 Team of the Week (Gameweek 1)