Force Outside

Force outside is a defensive tactic.

When forcing outside, the defending team gets compact to stop the opponents passing in the centre of the pitch.

This tactic leaves space on the wings for the opponents. When the ball is played to the wing, the defending team slides across to press and force play to one side.

When forcing outside, you block the opponent’s centre midfielders and forwards from receiving a pass.

Soccer tactics made simple key

Force outside

Red defenders slide across to press the attacker towards the wing

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