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Sound of Football Podcast 487 - Reimagining the penalty

Chelsea are champions of the world after winning the FIFA Club World Cup. The final went to extra time thanks to a VAR awarded handball penalty for Palmeiras, and was won by a VAR awarded handball penalty for Chelsea.

Football is a game of fine margins, and with technology's imposed audit trail penalties are become easier to award at the top levels. With penalties offering a better than 70% chance of getting a goal even though you could be 25 yards away from goal to win one, does the punishment still fit the crime? With a wealth of analytics and statistics available to give an accurate assessment of the impact of an infringement, is it time to rethink the penalty for the modern game?

For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects discussed, check out the Show Notes on our blog.

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