These are the ten most recent finals in the European Championship, America’s Cup, World Cup, Confederations Cup and Olympic Games that required the maximum penalty to decide a champion. Up to 23 competitions between countries have been decided in this way.
To which we will see we must add a CONCACAF Gold Cup (2005), seven editions of the African Cup of Nations (1982, 1986, 1992, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2012 and 2015), two of the Asian Cup ( 1988 and 1996), and an OFC Nations Cup (2016).
June 20, 1976. Czechoslovakia took the lead twice thanks to Jan Svehlik and Karol Dobias, with responses from Dieter Müller and Bernd Hölzenbein in a draw that ended in a draw (2-2). All Czechoslovakian pitchers converted their penalties, while Uli Hoeness missed his penalty (5-3).
Chilavert, before the Copa América final: “Argentina must defeat Brazil, Neymar, the VAR and the referee”
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July 17, 1994. Brazil and Italy did not score in the entire match of one of the most remembered editions of the World Cup of all time. In the penalty shoot-out the canarinha thanks to the conversions of Romário de Souza, Cláudio Vaz “Branco” and Carlos Bledorn “Dunga”: In Italy they would mark Demetrio Albertini and Alberico Evani.
July 23, 1995. Uruguay and Brazil tied (1-1) in game time with a first goal by Túlio Pereira for the green amarelha and the equalized charrúa in charge of Pablo Bengoechea. All Uruguayans converted their penalties in the shootout (5-3), with the Brazilian scorer being the only one to miss.
September 30, 2000. The Olympic event in Sydney left a final between Cameroon and Spain with the Europeans taking advantage thanks to goals from Xavi Hernández and Gabriel García “Gabri”. A goal from Iván Amaya and a target from Samuel Eto’o would allow us to reach the final tie (2-2). All Africans converted their penalties, with the own-goal scorer being the only one to miss out of all the pitchers.
July 25, 2004. Argentina beat Brazil twice with goals from Cristian “Kily” González and César Delgado, seeing how Anderson Luis da Silva “Luisao” and Adriano Leite answered them, the latter with a goal in injury time. On penalties, those of the canarinha they would prevail (2-4) by converting all their pitches.
July 9, 2006. Italy and France drew one with an initial goal from the Gauls of Zinédine Zidane and the subsequent equalizer of Marco Materazzi, who would star in an iconic moment in the world of football afterwards. On penalties, azzurri they would touch the sky (5-3) converting all their launches, being David Trezeguet the only one who missed for the Gauls.
July 4, 2015. Chile and Argentina drew goalless in a match where La Roja won on penalties (4-1) after all their players converted from eleven meters. In the Albiceleste team, Lionel Messi did the same but was not well supported by Gonzalo Higuaín and Éver Banega.
June 26, 2016. Not a year would pass and Argentina would have a chance for revenge against Chile that again ended goalless and where they were imposed from eleven meters (2-4). On this occasion, Lionel Messi made a mistake, in the same way as Lucas Biglia, being Javier Mascherano and Sergio “el Kun” Agüero who converted. On the Chilean side, only Arturo Vidal failed.
August 20, 2016. Brazil and Germany met in a final where the canarinha she was a hostess in Rio de Janeiro. Neymar da Silva advanced to his, who would be equaled by Maximilian Meyer. In the eleven meters the Gold Medal was chosen in favor of the locals, prevailing (5-4) by converting all their shots and being Nils Petersen the only one who erred for the Teutons.
July 11, 2021. Italy and England met in the most recent final on the list and tied (1-1) after a very early goal from Luke Shaw and a response beyond the half of the second half from Leonardo Bonucci. In the eleven meters there was not much success (3-2), with two errors in Italy and the last three English pitchers failing their shots.