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The ball

The ball – Replacement of a Defective Ball

If the ball bursrs or becomes defective during the course of the match:
- the match is stopped
- the match is restarted by dropping the replacment ball at the place where the first ball became defective

If the ball bursts or become defective whilst not in play at a kick-off, goal kick, corner kick, free kick, penalty kick or throw-in:
- the match is restarted accordingly

The ball may not be chancged during the match without the authority of the referee