Understanding The Formation of Soccer Game

Formation in the game of football is the way of placement of space, and the division of tasks of each player with the position he occupies. This is true at the time of the attack or when defending against opponet attacks. so that every player knows his or her tasks and positions, their respective areas of motion, understanding what to do when attacking, where to move, and who should be on guard while in a defensive condition.

To establish a good cooperation required understanding between one player with another player. This understanding and cooperation should be tailored to the tasks and functions of each player in the field. The task and function settings of each player are generally present in the game system. therefore  both as a player and as a coach, must understand the main systems used in the game of football.

With the formation of the pattern of attack and defense will be coordinated and cooperation between players will be more focused. Each formation has its own characteristics and demands the quality or ability of different levels of players. Even in certain positions require quality players who are not the same. For example, a midfielder the  4-2-4 formation should be a player who has more complete ability than a midfielder in a 4-3-3 formation.

The quality of a team prior to using or applying a particular system, must first assess the player owned. The quality of the player must be adjusted to the formation to be used. Some examples of football game formats that are often used are 4-2-4, 4-3-3, 1-3-3-3, and 4-4-2 formations.

The Forms of Formation in Soccer game

About the formation in playing this football, we will peel complete with the picture.
But, before we must understand first that in the formation of soccer formation, basically a team consists of 4 positions players. Here is the division of tasks that must be owned from a football formation:

1. Goalkeeper, single player in first row. His job is to keep the goal.
2. Defender, the player guarding the back. His job as a fortress.
3. Midfielder, the midfielder. His job as a liaison between the defender and the attacker.
4. Attacker, the player in the leading position. The core task is to score goals.

But, in fact, not only divided into 4 positions only, there is still a lot of position division of each position. If you want to know the discussion and explanation of the task in detail, you can read an article that specifically discusses the name of position and the task of each players.

Various of Football Formations

The 4-3-1-2 Formation

This formation is almost similar to the previous 4-3-2-1. The difference is, this formation uses 2 strikers, and a playmaker behind the two attackers.
3 players became a midfielder. The details, a midfield become defensive midfielder, and 2 other players as a right-wing and left-wing midfielder.
While in the back, still using the same portion as the previous formations, namely 4 people defender.
This type of formation is also one of the formations whose attack pattern is strong enough.

The 4-5-1 Formation 

This type of formation is famous for its defense and relies on counterattacks. The formation consists of 4 defenders, 5 midfielders, and 1 attacker.
This formation is usually used to avoid defeat in the elimination  phase in a match.
The key is the tempo of the game is maintained and strong defense. However, it will be difficult to make a surprise attack with this formation, especially if the winger should be on duty to cover the defense.

The 4-3-3 Formation

Formation consisting of 4 defenders, 3 midfielders, and 3 attackers is possible for the team that uses it to gain good control of the ball in the opposing area.
This formation also includes one of the most popular formations to date and used by great clubs from all over the world. One of the top Spanish league teams using this formation is Barcelona.
For teams that have outstanding passing-capable players, this 4-3-3 formation is very profitable. This helps the game pattern they use to be more optimal.
In essence, this formation is suitable for use when teams prioritize the flow of intelligent balls in creating opportunities to score goals.

The 4-2-3-1 Formation

The formation consists of 4 defenders, 2 midfielders, and 3 attacking players, and a striker.
This formation is a solid formation and difficult to penetrate his defense because there are 4 defenders and 2 players are defending.
His assault is also strong with his three attacking midfielders and a main striker so it will be difficult for the opposing team to keep him.
In this 21st century, the 4-2-3-1 formation gained tremendous popularity and is often used by big clubs of the world, especially Europe.
The popularity of this formation exploded after the success of Spain, Germany and the Netherlands in the top 4 of the 2010 World Cup. After that year, this formation became like a basic formation for almost all major clubs in Europe.

The  4-1-4-1 Formation

The 4-1-4-1 formation consists of 4 defenders or defenders, one midfielder, 4 attacking midfielders and a striker.
This formation is a variation of the 4-5-1 formation. The difference, if the 4-5-1 formation is more likely 5 people focused as a defensive midfielder, 4-1-4-1 formation more emphasis on the power of attack.
5 attacking men, 4 attacking midfielders and a targeted man striker used in this formation signify how powerful the attack power of this formation is.

The 3-4-3 Formation

The formation consists of 3 pure defenders, 4 midfielders, and 3 attackers. 2 of the midfielders (the right and left midfielders) can play a double role in the wing defender.
2 midfielder is usually a winger defender or wing defender who is positioned somewhat forward, so the role to survive and advance. While 2 midfielder who in the middle became a playmaker.
Formation Formation 3-5-2

The 4-2-4 Formation

Formation consisting of 4 defenders, 2 midfielders, and 4 attackers is more emphasis on the attack. By placing 4 attackers, the chance to score will be greater.
This 4-2-4 formation came from England which then spread widely. This formation also won the honor of Brazil, because by using this soccer formation Brazil national team managed to become world champion in 1958.