How society and politics gave us Catenaccio and Total Football

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Shirsho Dasgupta | These Football Times
March 2017 | 16-minute read

Both Catenaccio and Total Football resulted from developments in football tactics as well as societal changes. The dialectics between the two philosophies shape football to this day – perhaps best expressed in the baroque expressionism of Cruyff’s disciple Pep Guardiola and the pragmatic Cholismo of Diego Simeone.


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