Soccer Positions & Field Tactics

Brazilian Tactics Revealed…

Play a two-touch possession-game; however, you cannot pass the ball back to the person who passed it to you. What this does is creates short/quick passing between teammates and movement from a third player. This often creates a triangle formation among the players. In a real game situation, the formation of a triangle will give you at least two options for passing a moving.

Also, when you make your quick passes (which will attract the opposing team) then it is time for a long ball switch. You are almost teasing the opposing team to lure them in before you make a quick long pass. This is not a “long ball” style of play where you send the ball down the field but rather a switch from the left side to the right side of the field (or vice versa).

As simple as these two concepts are, they are extremely effective. The Dutch and Brazilian national teams use this style of play to perfection. As a player, it adds more excitement to the game.


By Philip MacDonald

The idea for Goalden is to help other soccer players of all ages improve the many different aspects of their game. We began coaching youth teams and watching youth soccer all over Ontario. We watched semi-professional and professional teams and noticed how far the game still has to develop here. From that, we decided we want to help others obtain the best information as early as possible in their soccer careers. We want to educate readers about the game of soccer and the fine details that are often overlooked by coaches in North America.

One reply on “Brazilian Tactics Revealed…”

Well thanks for pointing out. I have a feeling this method can create wonders in futsal will try it out. Wht do u think will it work in futsal?

What do you think?