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Does going first in penalties mean you win?

Maths whizz and football aficionado Rob Eastaway explains all. UEFA, European football's governing body, is currently trialling a new system for penalty shootouts. But what is the maths behind the new system - and could a century-old Scandinavian mathematical sequence offer a better approach?

First broadcast on More or Less, 14 May 2017.

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