Sunday 22, 2018 — Weekly Midfield Newsletter Issue #6 — Our Favorite Midfield News, Links and Analysis

07/22/2018 – Weekly Midfield Newsletter – Issue 6

Weekly Midfield Newsletter

Sunday July 22, 2018 –– Issue #6

Our Favorite Midfield News, Links and Analysis


2018 World Cup Midfielders Stats
2018 World Cup Midfielders Stats

In this infographic I think it’s no surprise that there were so many short passes, however it was surprising to see how low the number of long passes were.

I think this indicates that most of Midfield players were playing more of a build-up game rather than playing a more direct style of play.

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How To Play Attacking Midfield

Attacking Midfielders are offensive playmakers, they help to create goal scoring opportunities along with scoring goals.

30 Great Midfielder Quotes

Here is a collection of some of the greatest quotes from Midfielders about football. These quotes express the way they feel and think about the game.

2018 World Cup: The Ultimate List of All Midfielders

“Wow, what a list!” — The Ultimate List of All Midfielders that will be playing in the World Cup

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UEFA Nations League: is set to replace international friendlies. [VIDEO]

Enganche: Is from Argentina and means ‘the hook’ and refers to a midfield Playmaker (#10). Responsible for the transitional play between the deeper midfielders and attackers.

Regista: Is Italian for ‘film director’. And in football refers to a deep-lying playmaker who ‘directs’ the play, i.e. Pirlo, Xavi and Xabi Alonso.

Half-spaces: The space between the edge of the penalty arc (the ’D’ at the top of the 18 yard box) and the edge of the 18 yard box. This concept is used in positional play. More Reading


Group Phase – Midfielders Stats

Infographic that shows the various stats by midfielders in the 2018 World Cup Group Phase.


Didier Deschamps speech on half-time vs Croatia (World Cup 2018 FINAL)

Pogba’s Motivational Speech Before the World Cup Final


Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp concerned by increasing demands on internationals. Klopp is concerned that the UEFA Nations League will have serious consequences to Club football. Adding more games to an already demanding schedule for footballers could lead to more injuries.

Premier League official match ball. 2018-2019 Premier League will again unveil a new match ball of course with new tech.

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