Quite tricky sports quiz June 29: Penalty heroes and zeroes

More woe for England fans Pic Mick Young
More woe for England fans Pic Mick Young
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Test your sports knowledge with our weekly Friday afternoon brain-teaser, this week, we look at England penalty shoot-out record.

It was familiar penalty heartache for England’s footballers when they crashed out in a shoot-out to Italy in the Euros on Sunday night.

The side were denied a semi-final spot against Germany (probably not a bad thing) as they bowed out of a major competition at the quarter-finals stage once again.

Since losing to Germany in the semis of the 1990 World Cup, England have been knocked out of a further five major competitions on penalties.

So for this week’s Quite Tricky Sports Quiz , can you name all those England players who have missed spot kicks in those six shoot-out defeats?

1990 Lost to Germany, World Cup semi

1996 Lost to Germany, Euros semi

1998 Lost to Argentina, World Cup QF

2004 Lost to Portugal, Euros QF

2006 Lost to Portugal, World Cup QF

2012 Lost to Italy, Euro QF

Bonus question, The last team we beat on penalties were Spain in the quarter finals of Euro 96, but who were the four successful English penalty takers? We’ll reveal the answers later on today.