The 3-4-3 Formation is Highly Popular!

This is an ultra offensive formation. With three strikers and four midfielders your team will be able to win the midfield war and also play well in offense.

However, this formation is not an option if your team likes to play defensive soccer.

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In that case, the 4-4-2 is a much better choice as your team will get a well balanced defense with a solid offensive tactic.

The 3-4-3 Flat formation

So what are the strengths of the 3-4-3 formation?

Well, as I mentioned earlier, this formation has 3 strikers which mean that your team will have great capabilities on the offensive side.

This formation has also a pretty strong midfield which is equal to a 4-4-2 formation (the most common formation used in soccer).

The main weakness of this formation is that your team will play with 3 defenders which will create holes in your team's defense.

In order to help your defenders, all of your midfielders need to put a big effort in the defense work.

However, this will require a lot of energy and that's why your midfielders need to possess good fitness abilities.

Simply, without good fitness your team should not choose to play with this formation.

I personally like the 3-4-3 because it is a great weapon against defensive soccer teams.

Such teams tend to have 8 players near their 18 yard box and 2 fast strikers at the top.

As soon as they regain possession of the ball they cross the ball behind your defense line.

While the ball is in the air their strikers will run after it and force your defenders to chase them.

However, a smart team will generally have 1-2 midfielders that have good stamina and conditioning that are able to help their defenders with stopping the strikers from scoring.

It might sound boring at first to help your defenders, but that's not the case at all. You'll actually find it's pretty fun when you get used to it.

A side benefit that gets overlooked is that you will have the ball more often at your feet.

Why? Your defenders will pass it to you quite often once they regain possession.

It is therefore important to possess good ball handling skills as you will be the one that starts the offensive attacks.

Also, keep in mind to always pass the ball safely while you are on your own half. If you lose the ball to an opponent you will cause your defense big problems.

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