Breaking Down the Top 10 Most-Used Formations in World Football

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Breaking Down the Top 10 Most-Used Formations in World Football
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We bring you the most-used formations in world football and break them down accordingly, giving current examples and outlining player roles.

Our friends over at WhoScored? compiled totals of each formation's usage across Europe's top five leagues so far this season, giving us an accurate read (as of games played prior to March 30, 2013) on how many times they've been used.

Ranked by statistically confirmed usage, you'll see which system is truly the most popular.

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