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Zone defense is when you set up each man to play a particular area of the field. Man to man is just that, playing man against man. Zone defense basically calls for each defender to not leave their area, even if a man they happened to be guarding at one moment leaves that area.

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Q: What is the difference between zone defense and man to man defense in football?
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