Week 1: Costa Rica

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Formation: 3-4-3

Key Players: Keylor Navas, Celso Borges, Brian Ruiz & Marco Urena

Costa Rica, ranked 23rd in the World heading into the 2018 World Cup, are a team who are tactically competent and offer an attacking threat playing in a 3-4-3 formation. The formation in both attack and defence will offer a challenge to the players who will engage in the training - both in the classroom and also on the pitch. The strengths of the key players within the formation create a clear vision of how the team set out to play and are vital their roles are.

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Week 2: Switzerland

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Formation: 4-2-3-1

Key Players: Fabian Schar, Stephan Liechtstiener, Xherdan Shaqiri & Granit Xhaka

Switzerland have reached the last 16 in three out of the last four World Cups, showing their strength on the biggest stage. The Swiss play in a 4-2-3-1 formation and use key players to their advantage as they combine and create success in their attacks. A patient team with the ball as the build up play around one side of the pitch before aiming to transfer quickly and use attacking full backs to their advantage. They offer a different style within a now common 4-2-3-1 formation. 

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