Who first wore a medical face mask?
How many penalties are scored in the European Football Championship and World Cup?
— The overall scoring rate is 75%. In shootouts to decide the outcome of drawn matches, the first player to take a penalty has scored 80% of the time.
— The most popular place for a right-footed player to aim a penalty is into the bottom left-hand corner. The least popular place is above the goalkeeper’s left shoulder.
— The highest success rate (nearly 100%) is for penalties aimed down the middle.
— Only 10% of penalties are aimed down the middle. The goalkeeper chooses to stay in the middle even less, just 3% of the time.
Where are you likely to see a ball struck fastest: at Wimbledon, Wembley or Lord’s? Record speeds measured for balls (or their equivalents) travelling in mph:
According to the ONS, 96 per cent of people interviewed between 26 May and 20 June said they would take a Covid vaccine when offered. Of the 4 per cent who said they wouldn’t, these were reported reasons (people could give more than one reason):
Worried about side effects 55%
I want to wait and see 34%
Not afraid of Covid-19 23%
Worried it will stop me having a baby 18%
Worried about health condition 14%
Scared of needles 11%
I’m pregnant 10%
Against vaccines in general 9%
Don’t need it as I’ve had virus 7%
Worried vaccine will give me virus 4%
Worried it will be painful 3%
Unable to get to vaccine centre 1%