Playing with 10 Players
Yes we have all experienced the situation when a player has been sent off the field with a yellow card. The time period that they are off is up to the umpire’s discretion and thus the 10 players remaining on the pitch need to adapt and cope to the best of their abilities.
The general rules when playing with 10 men are:
What if there are only 8 mins remaining in the game and you are 1-0 down?
Here I would suggest playing 3 at the back, i.e. you will not have a free player sweeping. I would then still have 3 midfielders and 3 strikers, which is more attacking than two up front. The 3 defenders need to man to man the opposite strikers and not dive into tackles as if they are eliminated then they are the last line of defense.