HEADLINES:

Dutch need to press Costa Rica quickly

0
Saturday July 05, 2014 - 21:21:22 in Daily News by Super Admin
  • Visits: 1114
  • (Rating 0.0/5 Stars) Total Votes: 0
  • 0 0
  • Share via Social Media

    Dutch need to press Costa Rica quickly

    The quarterfinals wrap up on Day 21 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Argentina and Belgium playing in the early match, and The Netherlands facing Costa Rica as Los Ticos try to keep their historic run going.

    Share on Twitter Share on facebook Share on Digg Share on Stumbleupon Share on Delicious Share on Google Plus

The quarterfinals wrap up on Day 21 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with Argentina and Belgium playing in the early match, and The Netherlands facing Costa Rica as Los Ticos try to keep their historic run going.

 

Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria essentially saved Argentina in their 1-0 extra-time win versus Switzerland in the Round of 16. The Real Madrid midfielder was running all over the pitch trying to spark something for his team and it worked.

Considering how much Lionel Messi was being relied upon byLa Albiceleste for most of the World Cup, it must have produced a sigh of relief to see his teammate score against the Swiss. Di Maria appeared to be fatigued in previous matches, but seemingly shook it off once the knockout stages began.

Now that Argentina goes up against a stronger foe in Belgium, players such as Di Maria have to replicate those kinds of performances. Messi will obviously be the first player that the Belgians try to shut down. With Gonzalo Higuain and Ezequiel Lavezzi underwhelming, manager Alejandro Sabella may need Di Maria to come up big yet again.

Di Maria’s work rate, vision, and technique to cause a lot of problems for the unconvincing Belgian defence, so that could be Argentina’s hope to qualify for their first semifinal since 1990.

Hazard, de Bruyne must run at defence

Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka sent a reminder to the world that Argentina’s defence isn’t strong and can concede a lot of chances. Switzerland wasn’t able to score, but that might change with Belgium.

The Red Devils’ two most influential stars, Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne, are fast players that are quick on the ball. Their sharp turns allow them to open up space for themselves. That speed is going to be crucial when attacking Argentina’s defence.

The United States were tormented by those two, especially late in their Round of 16 match. Once a fresh Romelu Lukaku entered the game, it was even worse for the U.S. Argentina’s centre-backs Ezequiel Garay and Federico Fernandez are solid, but aren’t convincing. Hazard and de Bruyne will test them for the first time in the tournament.

If both players get the ball, they have to run at them and force the defenders to make the first move. If Hazard and de Bruyne can do that, much like Nigeria did, then it could be a long day for La Albiceleste.

Costa Rica has to stay organized

There’s been a common trend with teams that play The Netherlands. They’ve all, at some point, left themselves open at the back and the Dutch have taken advantage. Costa Rica is clearly the underdog, like they’ve been for most of the World Cup, so they’ll probably use the same system that’s gotten them this far.

The Netherlands hasn’t controlled possession much in the World Cup. They’re averaging just under 44 percent, which will probably go up significantly versus Costa Rica. It’s up to Los Ticos to stay compact, clog up the middle, and not allow Arjen Robben to cut from right to left and shoot.

Costa Rica plays with three centre backs and two holding midfielders, so those five have to make sure that there’s little space for any of the Dutch playmakers to exploit. If they give them even a bit, they’ll get exposed and concede.

Dutch need to press Costa Rica quickly

This World Cup has been deemed "the tournament of the counter-press.” Teams are very quick to close down their opponents and win back possession quickly. Dutch manager Louis van Gaal’s system utilizes this strategy, which will be their key to success.


Whoever plays as a wingback, whether it’s Dirk Kuyt, Daryl Janmaat, or Paul Verhaegh, will be crucial. The midfield and strikers have to immediately close down Costa Rica when they win the ball, because that will be when they’re vulnerable.

When the Netherlands has possession, Costa Rica will retreat and shut up shop. If they get the ball, they’ll have to do something with it, but before one of their players can make a decision, they have to make sure that a Costa Rican is closed down immediately. Then they can counter out wide and create a quality goal scoring opportunity.

Source:sportsnet

Share on Social Media

Somaliland No More Paramilitary Forces To Oppress The Freedom Of Speech

Enough Is Enough And No More Paramilitary Forces To Oppress The Freedom Of Speech. Written by an elected member of Parliament Abdirahman Mohamed Jama (Awxoog) MP Full Article

 

UK expresses concern over political instability in Somalia

UK deeply concerned about political instability in Somalia. Urges all parties to resolve differences through political process. Full Article

 

South Sudan: Neighbors Should Press UN for Arms Embargo

Regional Group Should Call for Halt to Weapons Flow. South Sudan's neighbors should urgently call for the United Nations Security Council to establish an arms embargo to stem gruesome violations in the country's devastating conflict, more than 50 South Sudanese and international human rights and humanitarian organizations said in a petition to regional leaders. The ongoing attacks on civilians are contributing to a humanitarian crisis, the organizations said. Full Article

 

UN Envoy to Somalia expresses deep concern over political tensions, urges unity and continuity

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has expressed deep concern over the political tensions between President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, which puts at risk the country's efforts to achieve critical political targets set out in Vision 2016. Full Article

 

Globalization of Somali Music-Aar Maanta Talks with Africa Day with Arise TV's Juliette Foster

Juliette Foster : Now, He's been described as exemplary individual for attempting to introduce the World to the beautiful sound of Somali Music. Aar Maanta's efforts have already won him a huge following that started getting even bigger when he performs at October's Africa Day celebrations in London's Trafalgar Square.But Aar spent on music all his life , but his family given him their way, he might ended up as a scientist -Laugh, he joins at having us to the studio - right, Good morning to you? Which brought to science to your studying ? Full Article

 

ASOJ condemns Minister of Information for Suppressing Media

Dhuhulow is planning the arrest journalist leaders and other senior media personalities who directly criticized his actions and those of government. He prepared a list of names of journalists to be arrested. Full Article

 

Ethiopia-Benishangul : Ethiopia Is A Threat to the Peace and Stability of The Horn of Africa

Waagacusub.net - It was last February when Ethiopian Army forcibly relocated many Benishangul residents in Fadasee to replace more than 48,000 Ethiopian highlanders .This folly policy will never bring peace and stability in the region. Full Article

 

A Somali Dutch Citizen confirmed to be the mastermind of deadly bomb blasts in Djibouti and Mogadishu.

Waagacusub.net -A man in a white suit that the CCTV camera caught while assisting a would be suicide bomber, Mu'awiye Ahmed Jama', who unsuccessfully exploded a laptop laden with explosives in a hotel in Mogadishu is now recognized. Full Article

 

Suspected war criminals 'feeling the pressure'-The New Somali Police Chief wanted man from Canada

TORONTO — Suspected war criminals hiding out in Canada are "feeling the pressure" as a seventh man on the government's most wanted list has been located, the feds said Wednesday. Full Article

 

All eyes on Arjen Robben in Netherlands-Costa Rica?

Waagacusub.net - Arjen Robben made a mistake. No, not diving -- a habitual act of folly perpetrated by the fast Netherlands forward -- against Mexico. It was Robben, while casting himself as an honest man, acknowledging afterward that he dove. (Which literally makes it an honest mistake.) Full Article

 


Leave a comment

  Tip

  Tip

  Tip

  Tip

  Tip


Somalia:Welcoming new Federal Parliament, Ban urges completion of electoral process

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the inauguration of the new Federal Parliament of Somalia on 27 December and warmly congratulated the people of Somalia on this historic achievement in their quest for universal suffrage by 2020.

New legislators sworn in in Somalia

Somalia has sworn in its new legislators to form the tenth Parliament, in what could kickstart the country's long road back to full democracy by 2020.

Somaliland No More Paramilitary Forces To Oppress The Freedom Of Speech

Enough Is Enough And No More Paramilitary Forces To Oppress The Freedom Of Speech. Written by an elected member of Parliament Abdirahman Mohamed Jama (Awxoog) MP

Somalia makes landmark historic victory at the UN General Assembly

On 18 November 2014 the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a historic draft resolution tabled by Somalia. The resolution is about declaring 13 June of each year as International Albinism Awareness Day.

ASSESSING MINISTERIAL HLPF COPENHAGEN CONFERENCE ON SOMALIA

There were no attempts to subject the PM's action (reshuffle without consultation with the President), the President's action (nullification of PM reshuffle decree and instruction to the cabinet), and the Parliament's action (no confidence motion on "all-purpose allegations") to independent expert opinion or judgment. This would have established good governance practices.

Somalia:Welcoming new Federal Parliament, Ban urges completion of electoral process

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the inauguration of the new Federal Parliament of Somalia on 27 December and warmly congratulated the people of Somalia on this historic achievement in their quest for universal suffrage by 2020. Full Article

 

New legislators sworn in in Somalia

Somalia has sworn in its new legislators to form the tenth Parliament, in what could kickstart the country's long road back to full democracy by 2020. Full Article

 

SOMALI PARLIAMENT TO DEBATE ON NO CONFIDENCE MOTION

Waagacusub.net -Somali Federal parliament is having an extra-ordinary meeting today,they debate on the no confidence motion against Prime minister of Federal Government of Somalia Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed . Full Article

 

Somaliland No More Paramilitary Forces To Oppress The Freedom Of Speech

Enough Is Enough And No More Paramilitary Forces To Oppress The Freedom Of Speech. Written by an elected member of Parliament Abdirahman Mohamed Jama (Awxoog) MP Full Article

 

Somalia makes landmark historic victory at the UN General Assembly

On 18 November 2014 the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a historic draft resolution tabled by Somalia. The resolution is about declaring 13 June of each year as International Albinism Awareness Day. Full Article

 

Somalia:Welcoming new Federal Parliament, Ban urges completion of electoral process

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the inauguration of the new Federal Parliament of Somalia on 27 December and warmly congratulated the people of Somalia on this historic achievement in their quest for universal suffrage by 2020. Full Article

 

International's Position to President Of Somalia

As things stand there are inherent tensions in the constitution between the offices of Prime Minister and the Presidency. 10 Prime Ministers over the last 10 years suggests this turbulence will not disappear with a change of personalities. The roles and responsibilities of the respective offices should be re-examined during the constitutional review process. Full Article

 

Topnews:-Wiil uu dhalay Ganacsade Xaaf oo falkii ugu xumaa ku sameeyay Gabar Maskiina +Sawiro?

Bredanews.com – Wiil uu dhalay Ganacsade Axmed Ducaale Geelle xaaf ayaa falkii ugu xumaa ku sameeyay Gabar u dhalatay Beesha Sheekhaal oo lagu magacaabo Miski Xaaji Axmed Gaaboow Nuur. Full Article

 

UK-Somali links raise concern as UN alleges corruption and arms deals

Questions raised about Britain's relationship with Somalia as UN alleges misappropriation of funds and exploitation of loopholes in an arms embargo Full Article

 

Leaked Conversation between Somali President and Minister Farah Topaz

SOMALI AGENDA has received and verified the authenticity of series of SMS messages between Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and his powerful Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Farah Sheikh Abdulqadir. Full Article