Half-space: football tactics explained

David Silva
David Silva a master of the half-space (Image credit: PA)

Can one area of the football pitch be more special than another?

When you’re staring out onto the lush grass at the home stadium of the club you’ve supported your entire life, it probably all feels like hallowed turf.

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Jack Lacey-Hatton
Freelance writer

Jack has worked as a sports reporter full-time since 2021. He previously worked as the Chief Women’s Football Writer at the Mirror, covering the England Women’s national team and the Women’s Super League. Jack has covered a number of major sporting events in recent years including the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on the ground in Australia.