Dropped Ball


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Over complicating this
In all cases, the referee drops the ball for one player of the team that last touched the ball at the position where it last touched a player, an outside agent or a match official.
In the case where player Team A passes the ball to a team mate and it hits the referee on the way changing possession to Team B the dropped ball gives possession back to Team A where it hit the referee.
If the touch by the referee has little or no impact to play with no change of possession then no need to stop for a DB
Any DB inside the penalty area must be given to the goalkeeper.