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Science Behind Penalty Kicks Claims Almost 100% Success

Deadlocked football matches often end in penalty kicks, most recently in Sunday’s World Cup match between Costa Rica and Greece.   With penalty kicks playing such a key role in the competition, a British scientist advises football teams to look into the science behind them. In the 1994 World Cup, a missed penalty kick by Roberto Baggio dashed the hopes of the Italian team in the final match against Brazil. Team psychologists and strategists have long studied the emotions of...

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