This quick free-kick is designed to catch opponents on the back foot. Without time to organise, they will be caught out not only by the speed of play but the switch of play. MORE
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.