Original Article Solving one-on-one game situations by outside midfielders in top-level football

Holienka Miroslav, Farkašovský Dávid
2017 Journal of Physical Education and Sport ® (JPES)   unpublished
One-on-one game situations in football are an important factor that very often decides the outcome of football matches. Repeated one-on-one game situations are solved by outside midfield players, who are predestined for this by their player's role and the player's space. Solving one-on-one game situations by outside midfielders both in the attacking and defensive phases of the play can be implemented in different ways. The aim of this paper is to gain knowledge on solving these critical game
more » ... uations by outside midfielders of the national team of Slovakia. The basic method for data collection was indirect observation using video recordings from EURO 2016 qualifying matches. In terms of the attacking phase of the play, outside midfield players most commonly used in avoiding their opponent a short dribble-116 times (out of the total number of 302) with a 50 percent success rate. Taking into account the defensive phase of the play, outside midfielders when tackling the ball most frequently run into pass-35 times (out of the total number of 160) with a success rate of 68.5 percent. For statistical processing of the data obtained, we used the test of significance of relative values and Mann-Whitney U test.
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