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today I´ve watched the European Champions League live here in Duesseldorf. When Dimitrij Ovtcharov was playing and they got a new ball, he actually put the ball into his mouth and then wiped it dry with his towel. I had never seen this before and wonder why he does it. Probably to get rid of the powder around the ball? Would that make a difference?
I fantasize about a new rule in the future - like they banned speed glueing for health reasons maybe they will ban putting balls into your mouth for the same reason ;-)
Yes they sometimes do this to get the dust from the manufacturing off the ball. Not something that I would recommend.
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