Entry from British & World English dictionary
Not in contact with or playing the ball.
- He could easily have been sent off for his crude off-the-ball lunge.
- The presentation dwelt on coaching aspects such as receiving the ball, off-the-ball running and strategies.
- He was given a straight red card following an off-the-ball offence.
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Line breaks: off the ball
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