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Numbers on the Football Pitch – Science with a Kick

Why is the 11 metre point at 11 metres? Would a different distance have been better? And why are there 11 players on a team? Some fans may have asked themselves these questions, but who knows the answers?


Physicist John Wesson and young football players are systematically looking into the secrets of the game. He has no high-tech laboratory, but uses mathematics and creative and even downright off-beat ideas. He applies everything from statistics to game theory to find a comprehensive scientific description of football.

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