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Question 1: Within the sport of ________, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposition from scoring.
Association footballRugby unionAssociation football around the worldOlympic Games

Question 2: They are usually employed in a ________ formation, and could therefore be considered part of the midfield.
Guus HiddinkBrazil national football teamFormation (association football)Netherlands national football team

Question 3: For example, the ________ system of play, used in Italian football in the 1960s, employed a purely defensive sweeper who only 'roamed' around the back line.
Dino ZoffGiovanni TrapattoniCatenaccioGiuseppe Bergomi

Question 4: A rather prominent example is the Inter Milan full back ________, who has played on both flanks as a full back and as a winger, and in central midfield throughout his illustrious career.
Javier ZanettiGabriel BatistutaJuan Sebastián VerónHernán Crespo

Question 5: In the early part of the 20th century, when most teams employed the ________ formation, the two players at the back were called full backs and the row of three players in front of them were called half backs.
Netherlands national football teamBrazil national football teamFormation (association football)Guus Hiddink


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