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Mauro Silva impressed with tactical adjustments at this summer's World Cup

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Former Brazil international Mauro Silva was impressed with the tactical adjustments seen as this summer’s World Cup.

The 46 year-old, who won the tournament in 1994, also believes however that Germany’s strong understanding between their players game them a vital advantage.

“What caught my attention was how many changes we saw, with teams trying to catch each other out,” he told FIFA.com. “They really studied each other hard. Everyone had a plan to cancel the opposition out and because of that we saw a lot of changes in the way teams played. 

“But for all that, there’s one thing that needs to be pointed out, and that’s the fact that Spain have won a lot of things recently by playing the same way with a core of players who’ve been together for a long time and who train all year round at Barcelona. 

“We’ve seen the same thing with this Germany side and Bayern Munich. Given all the chopping and changing we see, I think that makes a big difference.”


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