That the game has become much more quickly and therefore players have to be prepared, we all know. And that Kazachstan and Kuwait play whole games powerplay, the coaches who work international also know that. But do they also think about the rules and what they can do with that?
I trained for more than one year with my players that they don’t have to stand on 5 meters during a kick-in or corner. And I proved that during the game against Vietnam for the third and fourth place at the AFC Championships in Uzbekistan. We scored 2-0 because a Vietnamese player stood at 5 meters while we took the corner. If he, just like we did, would have stand at the post it wouldn’t have been a goal. The same with a kick-in; who says you have to be at 5 meters? The player who takes the kick-in is anyhow not able to score directly. Why not close the line to the most dangerous pivot?
I challenge the coaches to train on this and you will see; very effective!