England vs Scotland tactical analysis: Why England failed to beat Scotland – and where they need to improve

England vs Scotland Euro 2020
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Credit has to go to Scotland for their performance against England in last Friday's 0-0 draw. Most notably for their defensive organisation. Their discipline, structure, and intensity was very good. They also posed some problems for England in an attacking sense and visibly grew in confidence as the game progressed. The Scottish defensive structure was the controlling factor for large spells, having a big impact on the tempo and flow of the match.

England vs Scotland tactics EUro 2020

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