S4_4 Roberto Carlos' 'Impossible' Free Kick

Saul Marcus Benedict Croxford, Joel Thomas Best, Matt Jackson Duggan


In the Tournoi de France 1997, Roberto Carlos scored a free kick in a 1-1 draw between France and Brazil. This goal would go on to make headlines and feature in highlight reels for many years to come. Our calculations show the force applied to the football by Carlos to be 320.2 N at an angle of 9.84 degrees from the initial direction of the ball.

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