A foul is when an opponent stops a player by illegal means (e.g. a push or trip)
- Example: Cristian Ronaldo suffers many fouls throughout the season as defenders try to stop him by any way possible.
- Example: Sometimes a player has to commit a foul to prevent an opponent from scoring – a professional foul
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