football

Would the "points per game" method have led to a fair outcome of the Premier League?

As football leagues around the world have been suspended due to COVID-19, how should the final rankings of teams be decided? Here is a suggestion.

With just a few months to go until the UEFA European Cup, here's how you can make your office sweepstake a lot fairer and more exciting.

The way many football leagues schedule their fixtures can lead to unfair effects — and unsolved maths problems!

From making penalties fairer and taking the perfect free kick, to designing an ideal ball and predicting results using an octopus, it's all there in our collection of football articles. Take your pick!

Is the proposed ABBA rule for penalty shootouts really fairer than the existing rule? Maths shows that it is, and also suggests another, more subtle rule.

England may have bombed out, but the Euro 2016 Championships are still in full swing. Here are some articles by our favourite football expert, Ken Bray

What's the best spot to aim a penalty at?

Marcus du Sautoy talks about football, cryptography, and numbers.

Three steps for ensuring penalty success.