how to keep possession

Why Keeping Possession Is Not Enough To Win Soccer Games

The way a team passes the soccer ball is the hallmark of team play and describes their philosophy. As we saw in the 2018 World Cup with teams like Spain not having much success, simply keeping possession of the ball for a high percentage of the match doesn’t necessarily equate to success. This study by Robert Rein out of the Germany Sports University of Cologne shows more about what makes passes truly effective.