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Spain join ‘exclusive’ club of those who missed all penalties in shootouts

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This happened only five times among all national team competitions; There’s already six with ‘La Rosa’

This happened only once in the World Cup; never in eurocopa

Spain created history last Tuesday in their Round of 16 match against Qatar 2022 World Cup Morocco, But not at all for something positive. After 0–0 after 120 minutes the qualifiers for the quarter-finals were to be decided over eleven legs. The following are known to all: Sarabia, Soler and Busquets miss their shots And the Maghrebi team made it to the next round. Spain were left with zero penalties, a position which gave them access The ‘exclusive’ club of teams who failed to score in a tiebreaker.

Before the match between Spaniards and Moroccans it only happened five times World Cup, Euro Cup, America’s Cup, Asia, Africa, Gold Cup and more among confederations. That is to say, the Spanish selection was To add your name to the sixth serious list, In world Cup only one such case was seen: he acted in Switzerland, in 2006against Ukraine in the round of 16. swiss missed all three shots Available of them, while the Ukrainian missed only one of the four, taking the pass 3–0.

In America’s Cup it was Brazil The one that wanted to enter the list eleven years ago. in the tournament of 2011 ‘La Canarinha’ fails to score any Among the four penalties he took was in the quarter-final tiebreaker against Paraguay. The ‘Guaraníes’, who also missed half of their throws (two out of four), qualified for the semi-finals of the championship which they lost in the final against Uruguay.

Yassine Bounou saves Carlos Soler’s penalty

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In Asia The tiebreaker had zero effectiveness from eleven stages down to two teams. In 1988in the third place match China missed all three penalties it took Against Iran, who, on the contrary, scored all of them and managed to end the tournament with bronze. It took 23 years for the disaster to repeat itself. In 2011, curiously the same year that Brazil also failed them all, South Korea could not hit any of the three shots He was in the semi-finals against Japan. The Japanese did manage to celebrate three times (out of four) and qualified for the championship final (in which they beat Australia 1–0 after extra time).

in the end, extinct Confederations Cup it was until Portugal suffer the penalty of go free on penalty And apply for ‘membership’ of the unfortunate ‘club’. in the tournament of 2017In Russia, neither Quaresma nor Moutinho nor Nani were able to beat Claudio Bravo and Chile made it to the final. In the eurocup never happened, Neither in the African Cup nor in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

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