A lot of changes in the match engine were focused on fighting this strategy: first of all, the increased importance of defence - especially the introduction of CA and defensive coaches - then the change in basic line-up - not based on 4-4-2 - and finally the modification in chances distribution - not always 10 chance per match. These changes severely hindered the effectiveness of all-out strategies. Today the Norwegian tactic is not used anymore.
The idea behind this tactics is simple as inequality
5 > (10-6)
That means: if you'll get 6 out of 10 chances there are in every match, and you will score from at least 5 of them, you will win the match even if your opponent scores from every chance he gets.
In other words, if your possession is big enough to get you 6 chances in a match and your attacks are good enough to convert those chances into goals, you need no defence at all. So if giving up defence will give you such midfield and attacks, then it is a logical thing to do.
|Norway gold medal line-up|
|WB off||CD off||CD off||Extra IM|
|W off||IM off||IM off||WTM|
This was in reality only the most famous one, not the first match in which Norwegian tactic was used. The first Norwegian tactic matches were played on, and both played 14 months before the World Cup final.
The Sunda tactic
- All-out Attack versus Norwegian tactic confrontation.