The game restarts when the ball touches the floor
Dropped ball

A dropped ball is a way of restarting the match after a temporary stoppage for any reason not mentioned in the Laws of the Game, provided that prior to the stoppage the ball was in play and had not crossed either the touch lines or goal lines.
Procedure

One of the referees shall drop the ball at the place where it was situated when play was stopped*.
Infringements/Sanctions

The ball shall be dropped again:

 if it is touched by a player before it makes contact with the ground
  if the ball leaves the pitch after it makes contact with the ground,
    without a player touching it
Special circumstances

A free kick awarded to the defending team in its own penalty area
may be taken from any point inside that penalty area.

An indirect free kick awarded to the attacking team in the penalty area of the opposing team shall be taken from the penalty area line at the point nearest to where the offence was committed.

A dropped ball to restart play after it has been temporarily stopped
inside the penalty area shall be taken from the penalty area line at the point nearest to the position of the ball when play was stopped.
 
 
 
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