The position of a Central Defensive Midfielder in football has undergone a lot of changes over time and is a mandatory position in modern football. Despite being so important, why the players of this ilk do not get the credit they deserve? THeHardTackle analyses the different breeds of a central defensive midfielder and tries to highlight the role they play on the pitch.

In Part-2 of the series, TheHardTackle's Somnath Sengupta analyzes how Brazilian football became more defensive in the 90s and how the new tactics have led Brazil to a successful return to the pinnacle of the beautiful game, and concludes his observations with a comparison of Brazil's changing formation and tactics in different World Cups.