WORLD CUP SOCCER 2014 ITALY VS ENGLAND -- PIRLO'S DIPPING FREE KICK
I just finished watching the Italy Vs England World cup soccer match 2014.
When the time came for Italy to take a free kick , I knew Pirlo would execute the Juninho patented late dipping free kick .
He executed it to near perfection as seen in the video below--but it hit the cross bar.
England's goalkeeper had zilch clue as to what happened. After the match Hart complimented Pirlo--this is something which rarely happens.
Pirlo was one the architects of Italy’s 2006 World Cup title, helped AC Milan to two Champions League trophies and has won the last three Serie A championships with Juventus.
Pirlo does NOT shy away from accepting that he learnt this dipping free kick from Juninho.
Super talented midfielder Juninho played for French club Lyon from 2001-09, and Pirlo used to study his dead ball kicks . Juninho scored a French-record 44 free-kick goals with Lyon.
Pirlo dedicated an entire chapter in his recently published autobiography “Penso quindi gioco” — “I think therefore I play” — to his study of Juninho's style of late dipping free kicks.
Pirlo wrote in-depth on free-kicks in his recently released autobiography, specifically Juninho's style. Pirlo can use both the inside and outside of his foot for free kicks and his consistency is second only to Juninho.
“The ball needed to be kicked from underneath, using the first three toes, keeping the foot as straight as possible and in that manner the ball remained still in the air but then at a certain point dipped down rapidly into the goal,” Pirlo wrote. “When I execute it exactly like I want to there’s no wall that can stop it.”
Juninho was UNSUNG--while a lesser Beckham was praised to the skies by ignorant soccer pundits.
The method Juninho uses for long-range free kicks is frequently "knuckle balling," where the ball has almost no spinning motion during flight. A successful knuckle ball will "move" or "wobble" in the air unpredictably, making it difficult for the goal keeper to save
Below : Juninho
Antonio Augusto Ribeiro Reis Jr. or Juninho Pernambucano, is the greatest free kick specialist of all time in my book. Juninho led Olympique Lyonnais to seven consecutive Ligue 1 titles before leaving the club in 2009.
He retired from international football after the 2006 World Cup. Juninho had made his debut for the Brazilian national team in 1999.
Juninho is said to be gifted with the ability to make the ball turn direction twice while in air and had a free kick accuracy of 97% while he played at Lyon, which is the highest free kick accuracy ever achieved by any player..
Below: Juninho and Pirlo
“It was really neat. He talked about my book and came to thank me,” Pirlo said. “I think he was just as excited to meet me as I was to meet him.”
“I think on shorter kicks Pirlo is better. But maybe from greater distances I was,” Juninho said after exchanging shirts with Pirlo. “But Pirlo has won everything his career, and his results tell everything. He’s one of the most complete midfielders of his generation.”
It is a disgrace that Juninho has never won the FIFA World Player of the Year, it just shows how disgraceful these awards are.
Juninho's style of freekick by impacting at the ball valve taking has been adapted by Cristiano Ronaldo too.
Most balls have a dead spot where the inflation vale is located. If you kick it right, you'll get no spin.
However, due to Coriolis forces, the ball will either wobble or dip and totally confuse the goalkeeper as what Pirlo did to Hart--just 30 minutes ago.
There is more to soccer than 20 hare brained souls running after a blessed ball.
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Sporting coaches must always define the right outcomes, rather than the right steps— and they must never try to stereotype themselves.
It wont work.
Maradona tried it and failed.
"Don't clone yourself , even if you are god's gift to mankind". Everything may seem perfect now -- but tomorrow you will realise that you have been 100% wrong. Adjust them sails, never try to change the wind. Typhoons can be turned into tail winds by a good coach.
The coach must allow the matrix to be shattered and he must allow the entire team to think free in the dressing room during half time.
WE all saw a free thinking Netherlands pulverizing straitjacketed Spain 5-1 , right? Sometimes the boldest vision is the best vision.
There is NO room so self righteous managers today. Tevez first fought with Mancini over a simple tactic. He wanted the team to be offensive rather than defensive at half time in the dressing room..
In Oct 2010 there was a bizarre incident , at half time , when Mancini went into the dressing room and started railing at the Manchester City players. Mancini was furious that his players were NOT playing well, while the captain Tevez told him that City were playing in too defensive a formation with Newcastle.
Then Mancini tells a stunned Captain Tevez to go and FU#K his own mother-- in front of the whole team!.
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Everybody knows that the mighty team of Puskas ( my childhood hero ) was brought down by unfair means .
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