Semis: Tactics & Lineups according to Lister

Semis: Tactics & Lineups according to Lister
As we approach the semi-finals, I am thinking about which lineup I would go for if I were manager.  Based on performances at the tournament so far, I have chosen to field the following formation (above) and lineup with subs being YEBOAH , GNANHOUAN, ANGOUA, COULIBALY, GOSSO-GOSSO, YA KONAN, KALOU, BONI, ZOKORA.
I know some of you will be questioning the positioning of some of the players, but I do have my reasons.  I would choose to play Boka at left back instead of Tiene, as I believe Tiene offers attacking options and is more of a distributor.  Boka’s speed and explosive style of play would allow him to run up and down the wing, therefore inviting attacking on the break.
Tiote will hold the team together with Yaya playing on his right and Tiene on his left, this should offer the right balance of attack and defence.  I have chosen to place Gradel just behind the two strikers because he has shown high energy and skill, which I think can be utilized for creative distribution to Drogba and Gervinho.
The two strikers were chosen for their experience and skills in front of goal.  I would be very tempted to bring on Keita for Gervinho depending on how the score line looked as early as half time.
Zokora would be a very strong replacement for Tiote or Tiene, as would Kalou for either striker.  Leaving Kalou on the bench was probably the hardest decision I have had to make, as he has already scored and has shown his class.

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