Video 2: QAT - ANG
When the centre back starts to cross with the line player, Qatar’s right number three defender (number 7) offensively defends against the left back (number 10) who moves towards the centre. When the right back receives the ball, the left number three defender even briefly acts in a man-to-man defence against the left back. At the same time, the right number two defender (number 97) also acts offensively against the player at centre back.
Although the defence disrupts the timing of the triggering action, the attack still uses the bigger spaces in the close-range zone to play a pass to the line.