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ONSIDE DIGITAL LEARNING
Defending as a Unit - The Back Four
Over the last number of years the role of the defender has changed. While it is the primary function of the defender to prevent the opposition scoring goals, changing tactics mean that there is an expectation for a defender to be a competent footballer on the ball and the potential catalyst for attacks. An example of this is the attacking full back, such as Dani Alves or Marcelo.
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