Term: First touch


(1) Being able to quickly control the ball when it comes to you, e.g. being to pass it without needing to trap it first (2) The first time a player kicks or heads the ball after coming into the match, e.g. "After coming on as a substitute, Owen scored the equaliser with his first touch (of the ball)".

Contributed By: Alex Case

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