Types of defensive action in football

Types of defensive action in football. Pressure, Various methods of defense, Roll up. How to take the ball, how to take the ball from an opponent.

Types of defensive action in football
Types of defensive action in football

The types of defensive actions in football differ in their specifics and the number of defending players. There is both group defense and action when playing defense one on one.


Never throw a ball if you are absolutely sure that you do not take it away. If the opponent dribbles, you must hold him. To keep him, you need to sit in front of the opponent's side and wait until he lets the ball go too far from him to interrupt his attack. Some dribblers will not give you time to make decisions. All you can do in such cases is to keep the distance between the player and wait until he makes a mistake.

Various methods of defense

 Hold the attacker.

While holding the attacker, you must lower your center of gravity, bend your knees and bend forward. Go back down if the attacker moves sideways. You will not have time to make a full 180-degree turn. Instead, approach the player with the ball at a 45-degree angle, and press it to the sideline. The most important rule in defense for a defender should never be to let an attacking player in the center or in the middle of the field, you should always try to squeeze him to the paradise of the field, and the sideline. With this method, there is a much greater chance of picking the ball from an opponent. Be prepared to move in parallel with your opponent and take the ball from him.

Block attack

Block attack - the most basic way to take the ball from the enemy. It is designed to give you possession of the ball. Stand firmly on the ground so as not to lose balance. Then, when the opponent makes contact with the ball, you must move your free leg perpendicular to the direction in which it moves. If you do it right, your opponent will lose the ball.


Offensive attack outside the penalty

Taking the attack beyond the penalty, is that you knock the ball out of his own penalty. You must use the foot that is closer to the ball. This method does not guarantee that you will get possession of the ball, the most important thing here is to interrupt the opponent's attack as quickly as possible. Thereby you will secure your goal intact and the attack of the opponent will lose the danger.

Roll up

Although it is spectacular, the fight for the ball in the slip should not be used unless you are desperate or when you are far from your goal. It can also be very effective against opponents leading the ball along the sideline or covering the ball with the body. The perfect tackle is always performed from the opponent’s side and the foot is either holding the ball or you have to knock the ball from the opponent, thus you can quickly and effectively interrupt the attack. It is also a prerequisite when tackling, when you perform it, it is forbidden to raise the foot above the surface of the field. If you do not touch the ground with any part of the foot, this is a violation of the rules and the judge will award a free-kick for such execution.