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Explain the following terms in Football:

(i) Kick-off 

(ii) Dropped ball 

(iii) Injury time 

(iv) Extra time

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(i) Kick- off : A kick-off is a way of starting or restarting play, at the start of the match, after a goal has been scored, at the start of the second half of the match, at the start of each – period of extra time, where applicable. A goal may be scored directly from the kick-off. 

(ii) Dropped ball : In case of struggle for ball possession when both players commit simultaneous foul, in that case the Referee stops the game for some time and afterwards drops the common ball to get the possession of the ball. Play restarts when ball touches the ground. 

(iii) Injury Time : The time for which game has been stopped temporarily due to injury of the player. This stopped duration of game is added in regular time after each half. 

(iv) Extra time: The time allotted to decide the match in case of draw. This time is awarded after expiry of normal duration.

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