The meaning of ‘Dar Bola’ in English?

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      We recently received a question about the meaning of the phrase ‘dar bola‘ in Portuguese and the writer suggested that it means a player ‘flirts with the ball’, while players such as Quaresma and Riquelme spring to mind when this expression is used.

      So, we want to know if there is something like this expression in English – maybe ‘caress the ball’ or ‘take care of the ball’? Drop us a line below and let us know.


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