Euro 2020 has come to an end and how could it be otherwise the champion decided in the penalty shootout. The England team was left with honey on their lips and it is that from 11 meters the Three Lions have no luck and the penalty lottery has given them more sadness than happiness. Let’s look at the runs that England have lost in the big tournaments.
7. 1990 World Semifinal (Germany)
England and Germany played their way to the World Cup final in 1990 and after drawing 1-1 at the end of extra time, the outcome came from the penalty spot. Pearce and Waddle missed their shots and Germany won 4-3 thus achieving the pass to the final.
The Italian team became champion of Euro 2020 by beating its counterpart from England on penalties. Here the best memes of the grand finale.
We see what eleven Roberto Mancini and Gareth Southgate could come out with in the match that will close this edition of the continental competition for national teams.
Italy is the champion of Euro 2020 after beating England on penalties
These have been the results of the transalpine team in the games prior to tomorrow, in which the title will be played at Wembley against England: Phase of
6. Eurocup 1996 semi-final (Germany)
Once again Germany left the English without a final, their Euro Cup final. After 120 minutes of play the 1-1 did not move and everything was decided in the penalty lottery. Gareth Southgate missed the sixth pitch giving the pass to Germany (6-5).
5. Round of 16 World Cup 1998 (Argentina)
The luck of the penalties was elusive again for the English who faced Argentina in the round of 16 and ended up eliminated from 11 meters. Ince and Batty missed their throws.
Four. Euro 2004 quarter-finals (Portugal)
Who does not remember the penalty missed by David Beckham in the Euro in Portugal? The midfielder missed the Three Lions’ first pitch and the ball ended up being auctioned off. Then in sudden death, Vassell missed the seventh pitch and England said goodbye to the tournament.
3. 2006 World Cup quarter-finals (Portugal)
Two years later England had the opportunity to take revenge on Portugal but again the penalty lottery smiled at the Portuguese. The scoreboard did not move during the 120 minutes of play and in the penalty shootout only Hargreaves scored his shot and Portugal won (1-3).
two. Euro 2012 quarter-finals (Italy)
Italy was England’s executioner at Euro 2012. Neither team managed to score in 120 minutes of play and again the fatal point would send the English home. Young and Cole missed their pitches and Italy advanced to the round.
1. Final Eurocopa 2020 (Italy)
One more penalty shootout to add to their blacklist and a title that resists them. England had everything in their favor to have lifted the European Championship, but the Italian team stormed Wembley and took the tournament after winning 3-2 from 11 meters. England will have to keep waiting and practicing their marksmanship from the penalty spot.