4-1-3-2 increases game dominance in the forward center of the field and is considered an offensive formation. Rival teams with fast wingers and strong passing abilities; Three offensive midfielders can put pressure on the flanks quickly before returning to the defensive line, forcing the team. Valeriy Lobanovskiy is one of the most famous coaches to use this formation while winning three European cups with Dinamo Kyiv. Alf Ramsey, who coached the England national team in the 1966 World Cup, also used this formation.
Commonly described as the “Christmas tree” lineup, the 4-3-2-1 brought one more striker back into the midfield to play them in the “gap” and the two strikers were positioned behind the front striker.
In this approach, one of the attacking midfielders plays freestyle while acting like a point guard in the middle of the three midfielders. However, for the midfield trio, the two leading offensive midfields are also prone to be fast players using their individual skills. The “Christmas Tree” lineup is considered to be a relatively narrow lineup and uses the fullbacks to play in the wide field. It is also relatively fluid. During open play, one of the central midfields on the sides may slip onto the flanks.
In this formation, which is a variation of 5-3-2, the Libero retreats more and supports the waiters by participating in the midfield.
Using this formation in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Luiz Felipe Scolari made Brazil the champion. In this team Edmílson played the role of Libero.
This unconventional modern formation focuses on ball possession in the midfield. It is very rare to see it as a starting lineup as it is more useful in leading matches or maintaining a tie. The most common varieties are 3-4-2-1 or 3-4-3 diamonds with two wing-burners. The only striker must be a tactical player. He focuses not only on scoring goals, but also on assisting by returning to his teammates. When the team is ahead, he focuses more on tactics and spends time on short passes by gaining ball control. On the other hand, while the team is losing, at least one of the point guard will play on the edge of the field more often to add depth to the attack. Steve Sampson (with the USA at the 1998 World Cup) and Guus Hiddink (with Australia at the 2006 World Cup) are two of the coaches using this formation.
While the waiting roles with more offensive roles have increased in recent years, the flankers (playmaking strikers, inverted flanks and offensive wing midfielders) have assumed the defensive responsibility for following and blocking the turns of the opponent backs.
This formation is used frequently in modern game. Particularly effective use of this tactic; It is Rafael Benítez’s Liverpool that gave Gerrard a more advanced role to connect with Fernando Torres who played the striker while playing in center midfield like Javier Mascherano, Xabi Alonso and Steven Gerrard. Another example of using this formation at the club level is Jupp Heynckes, who runs Bayern Munich.
3-3-1-3 is a sequence developed by Ajax from Holland’s 4-3-3 system. Coaches like Louis van Gaal and Johan Cruyff made the lineup even more offensive, and the system eventually went to Barcelona, transforming players like Andrés Iniesta and Xavi into the philosophy of 3-3-1-3.