possession

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possession

Exercising dominion or control over property.There are two varieties of real property possession. Actual possession occurs when property is in the immediate physical control and occupancy of a party. Constructive possession exists as to the whole of a property when someone is in actual possession of a part.

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Despite Japan's overwhelming possessional superiority from that point, they rarely tested Turkey goalkeeper Rustu Recber, who was beaten just once before the break when a superb 20yard free-kick from Brazilian-born Alessandro Santos rattled the woodwork.
And if Exeter's possessional edge in the first half gave a result which was probably fair on the balance of play over the whole 80 minutes, Cov were justifiably flat as they left the field.
The Scots enjoyed both territorial and possessional advantage for the remainder of the half but all they could earn for their efforts was a penalty from close range by Barry Irving.