Definition of midfield in English:


Line breaks: mid|field
Pronunciation: /mɪdˈfiːld
, ˈmɪdfiːld


1(Chiefly in soccer) the central part of the field.
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  • Danny Carroll was switched from the midfield to centre-half for the last two games.
  • With the injured Paul Warhurst absent, Paul Scholes had a field day in midfield.
  • The midfield area is one that could decide the outcome of the game.
1.1The players on a team who play in a central position between attack and defence.
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  • Their central midfield was notable more for foraging than contributions in attack.
  • Far from being an entertaining contest, it was one that the defences and midfields dominated.
  • Aided by the midfield, the Kirkby defence managed to weather the initial storm.



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  • Mind you, he is being given no cover by his centre-halves or midfielders.
  • Maybe he didn't have any creative talent but he could stop an opposing attack better than many other midfielders in the Premiership.
  • The England man is one of the best midfielders in the Premiership, and any side would be weaker without him.

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