back four

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Noun[edit]

back four (plural back fours)

  1. (soccer) The set of defenders in a team.
    it was a comfortable evening for the Gunners back four.
    • 2011 December 10, David Ornstein, “Arsenal 1 - 0 Everton”, BBC Sport:
      Despite dominating possession and territory, they were being comfortably contained by Everton's well-organised midfield and diligent back four.

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