I watched the rather mediocre game between England and USA on telly last night. At one point the commentator became very excited because there were 2 balls on the pitch – this was one of the game’s few high points after all 😉
But it occurred to me that his count was well out as there were actually, barring any prior accidents or chance mutations, 52 balls on the pitch…
Read on below the fold if you dare.
2 for each player (44).
2 each for the ref and his two assistants (6).
Plus 2 footballs.