Jimmy Tau talks World Cup tactics

Brazil v Germany

In my opinion I think this is the best tactical game that Germany was to execute. The Germans played with purpose, speed, aggression and were very clinical in front of goal.

This is in contrast to Brazil's approach; I think they were very casual and not well enough prepared for a match of this magnitude in front of thousands of their loyal fans whom they disappointed and humiliated dismally.

The Brazilian team was not defensively tested until they came across a well-balanced and attack-minded German team.

Good group tactics and team work won the game for Germany, while the Brazilian team were dealt a huge blow by the loss of Neymar to injury and their influential captain Thiago Silva who was suspended.

In the end it was a historical victory for the German team in the history of the World Cup.

It was a victory which left most, if not all, Brazilians heart broken and humiliated in their own back yard as hosts and a great footballing nation.

Argentina vs the Netherlands

Both teams' tactical approach was to play a compact, tight and solid defence and did not allow many goal scoring opportunities to be created on either side.

On the surface it may have appeared boring, but I think it's one of the most strategic games played by both teams.

Fans were disappointed as not many goals were scored on open play but had to wait until the dreaded penalty shoot out to decide the Netherlands' fate.

The Dutch looked very disappointed to have lost in the semifinals having beaten the defending champions Spain in the group stages of the tournament and therefore being pitted as tournament favorites.

The final will see South America take on Europe.

Ola Brazil!