Drop Ball

In soccer, a drop ball is when a referee drops the ball between two players. The players have to wait until the ball hits the ground. Once it does, the players "battle" to try to gain possession of the ball. The referees use a drop ball when they need to stop the game for some reason, whether it be an injury, or their personal time out. If they are not sure who had possession of the ball or if the referee cannot decide who should have possession after they both get penalties, he may call a drop ball.

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