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All about the 4-4-2 formation
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The famous 4-4-2 formation
It's the most common formation in British football.

It is an adaptable system where the midfield give plenty of support to both the defence and the attack.

You are likely to get players who are more attacking and more defensive than others within this system.

So deciding how to play against a team with a 4-4-2 formation might not be as obvious as it would appear sometimes.

Sometimes, one of the two central midfielders will be expected to get more forward to support the strikers.

Sometimes the two midfielders will take turns in pushing forward to keep the defenders guessing.






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