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  • n. A method of restarting play in a game where the referee drops the ball between two players of opposing teams.


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  • Charging over from 50 yards away to accuse Van Der Vaart of diving, then diving a couple of times himself, gaining an advantage from a drop-ball situation by booting the ball back to Spurs for a throw-in by the corner flag and instructing his team to pen them in, constantly in the ref's ear.

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  • Simple soil tests may be performed to judge quality such as the agitating jar, ribbon extrusion, or drop-ball.

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  • Seconds after the game resumed with a drop-ball, Jordan's Hasan Abdel Fattah shaved the post with a clever volley as the tempo accelerated.

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  • The corner came about following a drop-ball in the Barrow box.

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  • Gammel goes right at the opposition with her drop-ball approach. - Latest Headlines

  • The referee for that match, Stephane Lannoy awarded a drop-ball instead.

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  • Agbonlahor should have put the game beyond reach in the 83rd minute after breaking from a drop-ball, only to steer a low effort wide as Jaaskelainen raced off his line.

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  • The second half was more noteworthy for the narrow avoidance of a diplomatic incident, when the contemporary rarity of a contested drop-ball sent Gabriel Agbonlahor sprinting away only to put his shot past the post - which was probably just as well. - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • "These things happen," said their manager, Rafael Benítez on Saturday, although at that stage he appeared unaware of the drop-ball rule, reflecting: "It's a very technical question but it has to be a goal."

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  • The hit - a result of a drop-ball that didn't drop - skipped off the top of the 12-foot black chain-link wall and landed in the bushes behind.



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