Germany takes ‘Tiki-Taka’ to another level

July 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Posted under: 2014 FIFA World Cup, Germany, Germany News, News

Germany's coach Joachim Loew reacts during the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 8, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ
Germany's coach Joachim Loew reacts during the semi-final football match between Brazil and Germany at The Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ

Germany has taken the “tiki-taka” passing game so intrinsically used by Spain to another level at the World Cup in Brazil, by adding ruthless efficiency to the possession philosophy.

Germany is one win from capturing its fourth title following the astonishing 7-1 demolition of host Brazil in the semifinals.

Spain beat Germany at two major tournaments and coach Joachim Loew was so impressed by the Spanish game that he has taken over many aspects and, of course, added some of his own flourishes.

Germany likes possession, just as Spain did, but Loew’s team avoids endless wide passing and prefers to push forward at every occasion.

When Germany wins the ball in its half, Loew wants his players to pass it quickly forward, hoping to outnumber the opposing defense.

Sapa


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