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Football Glossary: To Field

(to) Field

When used as a verb ‘to field’ means to choose or pick the starting XI or the team; the players who start the game (on the field).

  • Example: Spain fielded an experimental side in the friendly match
  • Example: Manchester City could not field their strongest side as their captain had been suspended and could not play.

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  • When I first saw this word “Field” as a verb I really struggled to know the meaning and it turned out to be so simple now here on this side. Thanks.

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