A World Cup penalty kick shootout can be one of the tensest ways to end the game. But where’s the best spot to place a kick?
Data scientist Pablo López Landeros pored over hundreds of kicks and tracked where keepers dove, where players kicked the ball and, most importantly, when they scored a goal. As the above video shows, the results provided some conclusions — and also raised some questions about the best spot for a penalty kick.
Watch the video to learn more. You can also check out Landeros’s dataset here.