November 19, 2022 12:02 AM
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Alex Sarwar

All penalty shoot-outs in FIFA World Cup history

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is edging ever closer, with the tournament commencing on November 20th in Al Khor.

The World Cup is notorious for its dramatic penalty shoot-outs. A cruel way to lose a knockout match, but a euphoric way to win, the first ever World Cup penalty shoot-out took place all the way back in 1982 between Germany FR and France. Since then, we’ve now seen 30 World Cup penalty shoot-outs in total, the most recent coming in the 2018 quarter-finals between host nation Russia and eventual finalists Croatia.

Below, we’ve listed every penalty shoot-out in to take place in World Cup history, including the nations involved, which stage of the tournament each shoot-out took place and of course, the final score following the spot kicks.

There are plenty of thrilling penalty shoot-outs to look back on from that list. Who can forget Brazil lifting their fourth World Cup in 1994 after beating Italy 3-2 on penalties in Pasadena, the first time ever that the World Cup final was decided via a penalty shoot-out. However, the Azzurri exorcised those demons 12 years later, overcoming France via spot-kicks to lift the World Cup for a fourth time.

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