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(General Sporting Terms) away from the defending team's goal
Football. in or toward the part of the field nearest the goal line of the defensive team.
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|Adj.||1.||upfield - away from the defending teams' end of the playing field|
up - being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up"