Last night watching The Women’s France v Norway, there was an incident of another ball joining play. The play was deep in the French half, and had Norway pretty much possession in a dangerous area... a drop ball was the result. The referee then told the Norway attacker to move away, and then bounced the ball in front of the French defender, for her to clear.. The commentator then explained that a new rule meant that drop balls were uncontested... My question is, why? I know as a kid, I gained some decent bruising from drop ball situations. But I can’t recall a drop ball incident in a proffesional game, where judgement has not been implemented well when it comes to which team gets gets the ball. If there is not a clear team in possession, why can’t they battle for it?