When inflating a soccer ball, the ball needle is exposed to heavy loads. As a result, the thin needles can break off if they are in the ball. This is of course extremely bad … now all the air escapes from the ball and you can’t get the needle out!
Patience and a bit of dexterity
The biggest mistake is to push the ball needle out of the ball from the inside. You push the needle into the bladder on the opposite side and break it. Then the ball is completely broken. You can then only try to patch the hole.
It is much better to take the ball home first. There you should carefully try to pull the ball needle out with a small needle nose pliers. This can be very freaky, but usually leads to success. Alternatively, you can try to push the broken ball needle into the ball with a new ball needle. Then she lies in the ball and rattles a little there. However, it does not affect the playing characteristics and is so light that it does not break the ball from the inside. If you can live with the needle in the ball, this is also an acceptable solution.
So there are ways to get the broken needle out of the valve. But the methods are difficult to implement directly on the football field.