Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. When opposing forces come into contact, the result is motion in a different direction.
Newton’s third law can be seen in sports. For example, on the soccer field, players kick the soccer ball up and down the field. The ball is in constant motion. When a player kicks the soccer ball, it glides through the air. Wind resistance causes the ball to lose force, velocity and momentum. Then it falls to the ground. A player kicks the ball in a new direction. The force of the player’s kick is greater than the force of the soccer ball. So the ball soars in the opposite direction.