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5 Golden Rules for Scoring Penalties at the World Cup Next Summer

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5 Golden Rules for Scoring Penalties at the World Cup Next Summer
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The penalty shot is one of the most dramatic and bloodcurdling moments that can occur during a football match. 

Rarely do the stakes get higher in world football than during a World Cup Finals.  So to be one of those chosen to take a penalty kick at FIFA's most prestigious tournament is to be a player, hopefully, employed with ice cold veins. 

There have been heroics and failures throughout the history of penalties during the World Cup.  Of  course, there is no one answer on how to ensure finding the back of the net from the spot. 

That said, using a bit of history as a guide, here are five golden rules for scoring penalties in Brazil 2014. 

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