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 By Tim Vickery

Chile's conservative approach fails to pay dividends vs. Brazil

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson breaks down Brazil's narrow 1-nil victory over Chile.

Styles make fights, as the boxing writers say. And in the case of recent clashes between Brazil and Chile, the different approaches have consistently led to the same outcome: Chile press, take the game, but end up falling into the trap of those two modern Brazilian strengths, the set piece and the counter-attack.

And so it proved once again in London. Chile had the bulk of possession, and the foul count -- 15 by Chile, an extraordinary and depressing 32 by Brazil -- tells the story. But in a game...

 By Michael Cox

Roberto Firmino, not Neymar, gives Brazil a friendly win vs. Chile

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson breaks down Brazil's narrow 1-nil victory over Chile.

LONDON -- Three thoughts on Brazil's 1-0 friendly win vs. Chile.

1. Firmino wins it for Brazil

Brazil's victory -- their eighth in a row since the World Cup -- was sealed by substitute Roberto Firmino, who collected a 73rd-minute through ball from right-back Danilo, before rounding Claudio Bravo and finishing coolly, to earn Dunga's side their eighth victory in eight games since their World Cup nightmare ended.

Firmino is a recent addition to the Brazil squad, one of the players ushering in a new...

A porous U.S. defense allows Chile to rally in exhibition loss

The U.S. men's national team began the 2015 campaign much like it finished 2014, with the Americans fading late to fall 3-2 to hosts Chile.

The U.S. twice went ahead in the first half in Wednesday's friendly, with goals from left wing back Brek Shea and striker Jozy Altidore sandwiched around a first-half tally from Roberto Gutierrez. But a stirring fight back, punctuated by a pair of goals from Mark Gonzalez, saw the home side prevail in Rancagua, Chile.

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Here are three thoughts from what...

 By Tim Vickery

Three Chilean veterans given one last chance to shine

Jorge Sampaoli will be in the spotlight this year.

Peru currently have no coach in charge of their national team, and Ecuador have a caretaker. Bolivia and Paraguay have only just appointed. For these four, along with Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, June's Copa America kicks off a new cycle. The teams will play their first competitive matches under their new boss.

Uruguay are still coached by Oscar Washington Tabarez, who has brought on a new generation of players since the World Cup. Colombia, unsurprisingly, have kept faith with Jose Pekerman,...

 By Tim Vickery

U20 championship offers redemption to Brazil and Cristian Cuevas

Brazil, now coached by Alexandre Gallo, left, and Chile's Cristian Cuevas, right, want to prove in the South American under-20 championship how far they've come since the last tournament, held two years ago in Argentina.

Brazil are back in action Thursday, when they play their first match in the South American under-20 championship -- the Selecao's first truly competitive fixture since last year's World Cup debacle.

And it is not only at senior level that Brazil are looking for redemption. Their last under-20 campaign, two years ago, was an unmitigated disaster.

Brazil went into the 2013 tournament as reigning World Champions at the level. But in 2013 in Argentina they did not even qualify for the World Youth Cup....

 By Michael Cox

From full-backs in midfield to diamond formations: Reviewing 2014's tactics

Check out the 10 most memorable moments of 2014 in what was an unforgettable year in football.

Tactically, 2014 was an interesting year for football at both club and international level, with more variety than usual, and some intriguing concepts being popularised -- or re-popularised.

Here's a review of some of the most interesting tactical features of 2014.

Guardiola's full-backs in midfield

It's extremely rare to see players in positions you've never seen before, but Pep Guardiola's use of Philipp Lahm and David Alaba early in 2014 was genuinely revolutionary.

Pep Guardiola has instructed his full-backs to drift into the midfield, a experiment that displayed his willingness to try innovative methods.

It was particularly...