Step over

Like a nutmeg, this skill used in football to try and fool an opposing defender. When dribbling with the ball the attacker pretends to kick or move the ball with his/her feet but instead moves his/her foot over the ball – a step over.

  • Example: Ronaldo is famous for his step overs
  • Example: The defender fell over after the winger performed a series of step overs

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