Explanation about defensive tactics actions in soccer. Analysis of defensive concepts (pressing, marking, regrouping, covering, position-exchange, defensive vigilance, defensive timing, tackle, shoulder to shoulder, anticipating, interception).
It is the defensive tactical move by which one or more players get closer to the opponent on the ball in order to stop him from reaching the goal or slowing down his run so as to give other players more time to regroup defensively in a correct manner.
It is the physical-technical-tactical moved used when there is physical contact of the upper part of the trunk by pushing the opponent with the shoulder in order to dispute the ball and push away or legally unbalance the opponent, either to regain the ball or to continue in control of the ball.
It is the defensive physical-technical-tactical move used on the ball and the opponent (who is in control of the ball) in order to regain possession or, at least, force the opponent to lose control of the ball and prevent him from making progress and becoming the dominant player in the move.
It is a tactical move performed by a player who closes in on the opponent who is waiting to receive the ball so as to prevent him from doing so.
Regrouping is defined as the series of retreating movements carried out by players of a team that lost possession in order to go back to their initial defensive positions as soon as possible.
Defensive vigilance is the movement made by players of the team not in control of the ball to keep opponents under control without applying any kind of marking.
It is the defensive tactical move used by a player when an opponent dribbles or runs past him, and he tries to quickly take the position of the teammate who has come out to meet the opponent in order to help the defender.
This is the defensive tactical move that consists in a player taking up a position where he can help a teammate if the opponent in control of the ball gets past him.
It is the physical-technical-tactical defensive move used on a pass made by an opponent in order to modify the direction in which the ball was travelling and prevent the opponent from achieving his aim.
Double marking is a tactical move used by a player who helps a teammate who is already pressing the opponent in control of the ball, thus creating a tactical 2 against 1 situation.
A player is offside if he is closer to the opponent´s goal than the ball and all but one of the opponents when he receives a pass.
It is a defensive tactical move that is used when one or more players move forwards, backwards or sideways following the team´s previously established strategy. This move is performed to have more players than the opposing team in the area around the player on the ball so as to dispossess the opponent or try to force him to lose possession.