Football is played all over the world but you can find many different styles of play depending on the culture and society in which they are carried out. In Barcelona, the Gothic cathedrals are wide, rather than deep, like the style of play of Pep Guardiola’s Barça. In Brazil, samba has influenced the moves of its players forged in the streets and in small playing spaces. A capitalist society focused on competition, not education, is also impacting how we play. Starting at the top and working his way down, James explains us how to let players and teams express themselves and gives us hints for developing more “mavericks”: those who refuse to play by the rules, that aren’t scared to cross the line of conformity, because their unorthodox tactics get results.
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