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World Cup Penalty Kicks

Ending Soccer Games: A Modest Proposal

Tom Ginsburg | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports
Tom Ginsburg

What are the problems with the penalty shootout? To begin with, it bears little relation with the rest of the soccer game. Another problem is that, as players themselves acknowledge, there is a certain amount of luck in the penalty shootout.

WATCH: The Science Behind World Cup Penalty Kicks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

After 120 grueling minutes, the score remained 0-0. Players were lying on the ground, exhausted. The match, however, was not over. Draws no lo...