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England's painful penalty history

  • Published at 02:02 pm July 12th, 2021
Euro 2020
England's forward Jadon Sancho (R) fails to score past Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma (L) in the penalty shootout during their UEFA EURO 2020 final match at the Wembley Stadium in London on July 11, 2021. AFP

AFP Sport looks at England's wretched shoot-out record in major tournaments

England suffered another painful shoot-out defeat as Italy beat them 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in Sunday's Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

AFP Sport looks at England's wretched shoot-out record in major tournaments:

1990 World Cup semi-final, lost 4-3 on penalties against Germany after a 1-1 draw.

-- Stuart Pearce and Chris Waddle were the fall-guys with misses in England's first bitter taste of the penalty lottery.

Euro 96 semi-final, lost 6-5 on penalties against Germany after a 1-1 draw.

-- Gareth Southgate's spot-kick was saved by Andreas Kopke in front of a stunned Wembley crowd, giving the current England boss an unwanted look at how agonizing penalties can be.

1998 World Cup last 16, lost 4-3 on penalties against Argentina after a 2-2 draw.

-- Paul Ince and David Batty failed to convert their kicks after England had held on following David Beckham's red card.


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Euro 2004 quarter-final, lost 6-5 on penalties against Portugal after a 2-2 draw.

-- David Beckham and Darius Vassell were the villains this time as the Three Lions were eliminated by the hosts in Lisbon.

2006 World Cup quarter-final, lost 3-1 on penalties against Portugal after 0-0 draw.

-- Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher missed as England's 'golden generation' once again came up short in the Sven Goran Eriksson era.

Euro 2012 quarter-final, lost 4-2 on penalties against Italy after a 0-0 draw.

-- Ashley Young and Ashley Cole came up short from 12 yards and Andrea Pirlo showed them how to do it with a 'Panenka' winner.


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