Football Glossary: Defence

Defence: The group of players that try to protect a team’s goal.

Defence

The group of players that try to protect a team’s goal. The defence is usually made up of a goalkeeper, two full backs and two centre backs (centre half).

  • Example: Spain’s defence was the best at the Euro 2008 tournament – they only conceded 2 goals throughout.
  • Example: Arsenal have been having trouble with their defence since Sol Campbell retired.

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