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Australia - Counterattack



🎥 Australia made it to the knock-out rounds of the World Cup by being clinical with their counterattacking style of play during offensive transition. Let's take a look at how effective counterattacks are structured.


📝 Counterattacks can be produced at different heights of the pitch (low, middle, advanced). However they are most dangerous when there is lot's of space behind the opposition defensive line and minimal number of players to defend. It is important to take advantage of these scenarios when creating a counterattack.


🚨 Speed is the most crucial element of an effective counterattack. Some other aspects to consider when structuring the way your team counterattacks are:


🧩 Recover the ball in the desired zones

🧩 Play the ball away from pressure (out of the active zone)

🧩 Minimal number of passes to elaborate the attack

🧩 Make attacking runs forward into space

🧩 Rely on individual technical quality

🧩 Finish the play



Guillermo Hamdan Zaragoza

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