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Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 May 2006, 16:43 GMT 17:43 UK
Tackling and defending



Pivot off your back foot
Jockeying step one

Adopt an almost side-on position, but with shoulders opened out slightly so that you provide a barrier to your opponent.

This will also allow you to see them in front of you.

If you keep your knees slightly bent, with your weight on the front of your feet, then you'll find it easier to change direction as you move backwards.



SEE ALSO
Block tackles
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Sliding tackles
14 Sep 05 |  Skills
Short passing
14 Sep 05 |  Skills
Basic heading
14 Sep 05 |  Skills
Shooting tips
30 Aug 05 |  Skills
Stop turns
30 Aug 05 |  Skills
Saving body shots
31 Aug 05 |  Skills

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