England suffered another painful shoot-out defeat as Italy beat them 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in Sunday’s (July 11) Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
AFP Sport looks at England’s wretched shoot-out record in major tournaments:
1. 1990 World Cup semi-final
England lost 4-3 on penalties to 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.
2. Euro ’96 semi-final
England loses 6-5 on penalties to Germany again 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 agonising penalties can be.
3. 1998 World Cup last 16
England lost 4-3 on penalties to 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.
4. Euro 2004 quarter-final
England loses 6-5 on penalties to 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.
5. 2006 World Cup quarter-final
England loses 3-1 on penalties to Portugal after a 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.
6. Euro 2012 quarter-final
England loses 4-2 on penalties to 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.