Definition of through ball in English:

through ball

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noun

Soccer
  • A forward pass which goes through the opposing team’s defence.
    More example sentences
    • He had missed out similarly on a sumptuous through ball from David Beckham in the friendly with Hungary.
    • Everton have used his pace to turn opposition defences, and the through ball has yielded dividends in conjunction with this speed.
    • A re-organised midfield began to take control, sending a number of through balls to the pacy forward line.

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