England have been part of 10 of the 11 FIFA World Cups, including Qatar 2022, since the introduction of the penalty shootout in Spain in 1982.
Since penalty shoot-outs began, the 1966 champions have played 15 knockout games, including two third-place playoff games, the latest being a 3-0 round of 16 win over Senegal on Sunday at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor.
Of these 15 playoff games, four have gone to penalties.
Here are all the penalty shootouts England have been involved in:
England vs West Germany – Italy, 1990: West Germany won 1-1 (4-3)
FILE PHOTO: England’s Paul Gascoigne (right) cries as he is escorted off the pitch by team captain Terry Butcher (left) after England lost to West Germany on penalties in the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup FIFA in Turin, Italy, on July 4. , 1990. | Photo credit: AP
England took part in a World Cup penalty shootout for the first time in 1990 when they faced West Germany in the semi-final in Turin, Italy.
Andreas Brehme gave West Germany the lead on the hour mark, but Gary Lineker, the previous World Cup Golden Boot winner, equalized for England 10 minutes from the final whistle.
When the teams could not be separated after extra time, the match went to a penalty shootout with England taking the first kick. Both teams scored on their first three shots from the penalty spot. However, England’s fourth penalty kick, taken by Stuart Pearce, was saved by West Germany goalkeeper Bodo Illgner.
Olaf Thon beat England goalkeeper Peter Shilton to make it 4-3 for West Germany before Christopher Waddle sent England’s fifth penalty over the bar. West Germany advanced to the final and beat defending champions Argentina 1-0.
England vs Argentina – France, 1998:Argentina won 2-2 (4-3)
FILE PHOTO: Argentina’s goalkeeper Carlos Roa (centre) celebrates with teammates after winning the penalty shootout against England in the FIFA World Cup round of 16 match at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard in St Etienne, France, 30 June 1998. | Photo credit: GETTY IMAGES
Gabriel Batistuta’s early goal was canceled out by Alan Shearer’s shot before Michael Owen gave England a 2-1 lead against Argentina inside the first 20 minutes in the World Cup round of 16 match. 1998 in St Etienne, France.
However, Zanetti scored the fourth and final goal of the match in the first minute of first half added time to make it 2-2.
Two minutes into the second half, David Beckham received a controversial red card for a foul on Diego Simeone. Despite playing with 10 men, England appeared to have found the game-winning goal in a Sol Campbell header, but the goal was disallowed by a foul by Argentina goalkeeper Carlos Roa.
In the penalty shootout, English goalkeeper David Seaman saved Argentina’s second penalty, taken by Hernán Crespo, but Roa returned the Albiceleste by blocking Paul Ince’s shot. Roa ultimately proved his team’s hero by saving England’s fifth and final penalty, taken by David Batty.
England vs Portugal – Germany, 2006: Portugal won 0-0 (3-1)
FILE PHOTO: Portugal’s goalkeeper Ricardo saves England’s Frank Lampard’s penalty kick during the 2006 FIFA World Cup quarter-final match at the Gelsenkirchen Stadium July 1, 2006 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. | Photo credit: GETTY IMAGES
England played their third penalty shootout in the last four World Cups at Germany 2006 when they faced Portugal in the quarter-finals. Neither team managed to score in 120 minutes.
However, the 1966 champion lost Wayne Rooney in the 61st minute when he was sent off for a foul on Ricardo Carvalho.
In the penalty shootout, both teams missed two of the first three penalties: Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard were the culprits for England. Helder Postiga got past England goalkeeper Paul Robinson to give Portugal a 2-1 lead, which he held on when Jamie Carragher, having scored initially, saw Ricardo save his effort after the restart.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who is believed to have played a role in Rooney receiving a straight red card, scored the fifth penalty as Portugal sealed a place in the semi-final.
England vs Colombia – Russia, 2018: England won 1-1 (4-3)
England’s penalty kick curse finally ended in the round of 16 match against Colombia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Gareth Southgate’s side took a 1-0 lead thanks to a successfully converted penalty by Harry Kane in the 57th minute. However, Yerry Mina equalized for Colombia with a header in the third minute of added time.
When neither team was able to score in extra time, the game went into a penalty shootout with the first five kickers putting the ball into the back of the net. The sixth, taken by the Englishman Jordan Henderson, was saved by the Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina.
Colombia had the opportunity to put more pressure on England, but Mateus Uribe’s penalty hit the crossbar. Kieran Trippier made it 3-3 with a fine shot into the top corner. England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford blocked Carlos Bacca’s shot with a hard left foot.
Eric Dier left the ghosts of England’s penalty shootout behind when he scored the fifth penalty past Ospina to seal the equaliser.
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