from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The section of a playing field midway between goals.
- noun Players whose usual positions are in the midfield, behind the forwards.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (sport) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse).
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- noun sports The middle of the field of play
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- noun (sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)
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Marouane Fellaini, Everton's authority in midfield, will be out for six weeks with a hamstring strain, Phil Jagielka is a serious doubt, the influential Steven Pienaar and the rising Jack Rodwell are injured, and a season that opened with Champions League expectations has suffered yet another false start.
The midfield is growing old together - Essien's reputation grows the longer he is out.
At halftime, coach Manuel Pellegrini sought to boost his attacking options by replacing Fernando Gago in midfield with Kaka.
If you are playing in midfield you have to do your fair share of tracking back.
"When McClaren had Twente, Ruiz played as a striker (very effective) but now the new coach has him playing in midfield lately, and his scoring form has dipped a bit."
"It started in midfield where we didn't let them have a lot of space to move the ball and they couldn't create a lot of chances, so that was key to the game."
The game settled into a pattern with Brazil dominating in midfield through the efforts of the hard-tackling duo Formiga and Ester.
Hes played both central defense and midfield for the Rapids, and while Arena plans to use him in midfield, as was the case in 2002, he has tested Mastroeni on the back line.
Zidane has been a magician in midfield for France with his ball control and offensive thrusts.
Razov and Ralph account for the bulk of the goals, but with the complementary skills of Beasley and Andy Williams behind them in midfield, the defense has to contain multiple threats.