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.