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How Croatia blocked the center and forced the Argentina to play always outside of the Croatia block?


  • Mandzukic pressing the center and the zone of opponents Midfs.
  • The 3 Midfs Modric, Rakitic and Brozovic compact in the center and covering the wings
  • The 2 Wingers Perisic and Rebic marking the opponent Wingers and defending in low block


  • Mascherano and Enzo not moving between the opponent Midfs
  • Only solutions to play outside of the Croatia block by the wingers Acuña and Salvio
  • Normally only Messi moving in the center between and behind the opponent Midfs

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