Dead ball defense  

Free kicks - general
Long free kicks
Close free kicks
Long corners
Short corners
Goal kicks
Throw ins
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About 40% of goals at the top level are scored from dead balls free kicks and corners. So dead-ball defense is not an after-thought: defending against dead balls is critical if you want to win games.

This section uses a number of diagrams which indicate where specific players need to be positioned.

The diagram below numbers each of the players for an 8-aside team, but can easily be extended to 11-aside:. These numbers are used throughout this section