When in doubt, go right -- that's what goalkeepers are more likely to do.

Scientists from the University of Amsterdam examined every soccer penalty shoot-out in every World Cup from 1982 to 2010 to come up with that conclusion.

Originally, scientists found goalies were equally likely to dive right or left.

But after further study, researchers learned when a goalkeeper's team is trailing, especially in a shoot-out, he is more likely to jump to his right than left in a panicked effort to save glory for his country.

Those of us at "The Dish," feel this information will be vital for the striker Alex Morgan and the ladies from the U.S. in the FIFA Women's World Cup Final.

The Daily Mail points out scientists say humans and animals have right-orientated brains and the decision to dive right is in keeping with the way we behave in other situations.

Bottom line: In important situations, athletes are still influenced by biological factors.

The soccer study will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Psychological Science.

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