Penalty Shoot Out Odds

World Cup Penalty Shootouts

Since 1978, any World Cup knockout game has been decided by the dreaded penalty shootout if level after 90 mins and extra time. As it worked out, no penalties were required at the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, so the first match to actually be decided by penalties at a World Cup was four years later in Spain 1982, when West Germany defeated France in the semi-finals.

There was only one shoot-out in 1982, but penalties were required a record four times in both 1990 and 2006. There were just two penalty shootouts in South Africa four years ago but as the knockout stages of this year's finals approach, we take a closer look at the penalty record of teams involved from past World Cups.

Penalty Shootout Records

  • 4 - Germany have won the most penalty shootouts
  • 3 - England and Italy have lost the most penalty shootouts
  • 3 - England have lost the most shootouts without ever winning
  • 4 - Germany, France, Argentina and France have been involved in the most penalty shootouts
  • 1994 - Brazil won the first World Cup final to go to penalties, beating Italy in the USA.
  • 3 - Italy were knocked out in three successive finals by penalty shootout between 1990-1998 before winning their first in the 2006 final beating France.
  • 1 - England have just one win from 7 penalty shootouts in major championships.
  • 1 - The Netherlands have just one win from 5 penalty shootouts in major championships.
  • 7 - Spain have been involved in a record seven penalty shootouts in major championships, winning four.
  • 1 - Germany have only lost only one of six penalty shootouts in major competitions and not since 1976, when they lost in the European Championship final to Czechoslovakia.

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2014 World Cup Team Penalty Record

TeamPldWinLoss% WinYearResult
Germany*440100%1982beat France (SF)
1986beat Mexico (QF)
1990beat England (SF)
2006beat Argentina (QF)
Argentina43175%1990beat Yugoslavia (QF)
1990beat Italy (SF)
1998beat England (Rd 2)
2006lost to Germany (QF)
Brazil32167%1986lost to France (QF)
1990beat Italy (F)
1998beat Netherlands (SF)
France42250%1982Lost to Germany (SF)
1986beat Brazil (QF)
1998beat Italy QF)
2006lost to Italy (F)
Spain31233%1986lost to Belgium (QF)
2002beat Republic of Ireland (Rd 2)
2002Lost to South Korea (QF)
Italy41325%1990lost to Argentina (SF)
1994lost to Brazil (F)
1998lost to France (QF)
2006beat France (F)
Belgium110100%1986beat Spain (QF)
South Korea110100%2002beat Spain (QF)
Portugal110100%2006beat England (QF)
Uruguay110100%2010beat Ghana (QF)
Netherlands1010%1998lost to Brazil (SF)
Switzerland1010%2006lost to Ukraine (Rd 2)
Ghana1010%2010lost to Uruguay (QF)
Japan1010%2010lost to Paraguay (Rd2)
Mexico2020%1986lost to Germany (QF)
1994lost to Bulgaria (Rd 2)
England3030%1990lost to Germany (SF)
1998lost to Argentina (Rd 2)
2006lost to Portugal (QF)

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European Championships Penalty Shootout Record

For the interest of researching a nations record in penalty shootouts, we've highlighted the penalty record of those nations playing in the 2014 World Cup, from past European Championships, which were first introduced in 1976.

TeamPldWinLoss% Win
Spain43175%
Italy42250%
France21150%
Portugal21150%
Germany21150%
England41325%
Netherlands41325%
Croatia1010%

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Winners Poll /
Who will win the 2018 World Cup?
Germany
17%
Argentina
11%
Brazil
14%
Spain
3%
France
6%
Belgium
6%
Italy
4%
Netherlands
3%
England
6%
Portugal
8%
Colombia
3%
Other
20%
Total Votes: 218
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