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rainjar
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Sep 2, 2010, 4:34 PM

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Roberto Carlos's free kick against France in 1997 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb2qykj6_ZU

On BBC News:
"Physicists have explained one of football's most spectacular goals.

Brazilian Roberto Carlos's 1997 free-kick against France curved so sharply that it left goalkeeper Fabian Barthez standing still and looking puzzled.

Now, a study published in the New Journal of Physics suggests that the long-held assumption that the goal was a fantastic fluke is wrong.

A French team of scientists discovered the trajectory of the goal and developed an equation to describe it."


Personally, I don't think the scientist know what they're talking about.



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(This post was edited by rainjar on Sep 2, 2010, 4:34 PM)


cope1
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Sep 2, 2010, 8:21 PM

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Someone actually need to think about it to figure this out? It's what anyone who takes free kicks knows instinctively! The further from goal you are the more curve you can get, and the harder you hit the ball when you're curling it, the more curl you get.


jrev61
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Sep 2, 2010, 9:00 PM

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Perhaps the scientists can come up with a formula for Rob Green's howler against the USA, which would prove it wasn't an error after all!



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Sep 2, 2010, 9:17 PM

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I hear he's very matey with someone at Croydon Athletic

 
 


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