Will it be another penalty shoot-out decider as England, France Clash?

Will it be another penalty shoot-out decider as England, France Clash?
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Doha, State of Qatar

Penalty shoot-out has been trending as the Qatar 2022 get to its closing stages.

Teams have savour the joy of shoot-out while some are left rueing thier losses in what could easily go for lottery in deciding fate.

Poor Japan; Poor Spain, Brazil and Netherlands! They would have wished somebody did not invent the penalty shoot=out rule as tie breaker.

Attention now focus on European continental latebt rivals.

The last of the four FIFA World Cup 2022 quarter-finals brings together European rivals England and France, who have met twice before at the finals, England winning both matches – 2-0 in the final group fixture of their 1966 triumph and 3-1 in their opening match in 1982.

This is the first knockout match between the cross-Channel neighbours at any major tournament.

England have won only three of their nine previous FIFA World Cup quarter-finals, the third of those under Gareth Southgate in 2018, 2-0 against Sweden.

 Their only two previous FIFA World Cup fixtures against defending champions were both quarter-final defeats, 4-2 by Uruguay in 1954 and 3-1 by Brazil in 1962.

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