In association football, the formation describes how the players in a team are positioned on the pitch. Different formations can be used depending on whether a team wishes to play more attacking or defensive football. Formations are used in both professional and amateur football matches.
The 4-2-3-1 formation came to prominence in Spain in the 1990s and early 2000s and is now used by many teams throughout the world.
Other formations known to beat 4-1-3-2 Wide 3: 3-1-4-2 and 3-1-4-1-1 using normal mentality, zonal marking, own half, short passing, normal tackling, no counterattack and no offside trap.
Following England's elimination at the 2010 World Cup by a 4–2–3–1 Germany side, England National Team coach Fabio Capello (who was notably successful with the 4–4–2 at Milan in the 1990s) was criticized for playing an "increasingly outdated" 4–4–2 formation...
He has beaten 40+ teams,with this 4-1-3-2 formation.HOWEVER,Nordeus probabley read this.....second place in my league just lost his second game hahahahahahaha.
Football journalist and FIFA fan Darren Cross talks about switching to the 4-2-3-1(2) formation and how it helped him win more FUT matches… Before FIFA 14 was released, the wide version of the 4-1-2-1-2 was undoubtedly my favourite formation.
You would expect that everything that could be known about team player formations would already be known by now. In the early 2000s, a new system evolved and has since spread throughout the world. It’s called the 4-2-3-1 formation.
The 4-1-4-1 (Defensive). The 4-1-4-1 is a defensively oriented version of the 4-5-1.
Similar to the 3-4-1-2 formation, with a change to the forward players. Even less popular than the previous one.
The Evolution of 4-2-3-1 formation. The trend of making the second striker as the play maker emerged in the 1986 world cup,the most famous example being Diego Maradona for Argentina.