It’s news that could have proved useful to footballers Stuart Pearce, Gareth Southgate and Jamie Carragher – goalkeepers under pressure are more likely to dive to the right.
The England players all missed crucial penalties in international matches trying to slot the ball in the left side of the goal, leading commentators to bemoan the country’s poor record in shoot-outs.
Now scientists from the University of Amsterdam have made a promising finding after examining every penalty shoot-out in every World Cup from 1982 to 2010.
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