Marking (association football)

In association football, marking is an organized defensive tactic which aims to prevent a member of the opposing team from taking control of the ball. Several marking strategies exist in football, and they mostly differ from each other according to the duties assigned to defenders, positioning and off-the-ball style.


In association football, marking is an organized defensive tactic which aims to prevent a member of the opposing team from taking control of the ball. Several marking strategies exist in football, and they mostly differ from each other according to the duties assigned to defenders, positioning and off-the-ball style.
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