4-4-1-1 formation: It is actually a variant of 4-4-2 formation and 4-5-1 formation, or switch back and firth between the two formation.
It features in direct collisions on the wing and strong defence. Players in the forward line should be strong in physical confrontation ability so that they can do players in central field and upfield a favor and threat the defence line of their enemy.
When the team goes back, ti is easy for them to switch into a 4-5-1 formation to strengthen the interception ability of midfield. Quick in changing formations enable players of the team adapt to the playing styles of their enemy quickly.
It is necessary to increase the time of short pass, long pass and cross, because it will create more opportunities in a wider area.
The 4-4-2 formation: there are four fullbacks, four midfields and two forwards. Two fullbacks and a sweeper who marks an opponent play as rear defender.
A C Milan and England are the teams good at utilizing the playing style of one or two defending midfielder, two or three players in the midfield and two forwards which is a main modern formation currently.
The formation is generally utilized in England and Italy. It is good for defence while its midfielder line is close to its fullback line. But it is not good for its pass and receive combinations on the ground while its forward line is away from its midfielder line.
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