Liberi

Liberi are the free ones. It's a synonym for the sweeper, but, perhaps only because of a larger exposure to it in my native tongue, the English word evokes a more specific image. A player released of marking duties was given the task of clearing up behind the centre-backs, their…

World Cup 2010 Awards

With the first African World Cup now over, it's time to pass judgement. Here is my own humble awards ceremony. Player of the Tournament Made an erratic if impressive showing at his first World Cup as a left winger, 4 years on and Bastian Schweinsteiger has matured into an accomplished holding…