Missed penalties and own goals – England out to avoid more semi-final misery


England will glance to give a boost to on their document in main event semi-finals after they face Sweden on Tuesday at Euro 2022.

Right here, the PA information company appears again over England’s historical past at this level.

England Ladies

Alyssa Naeher, left, saves Steph Houghton’s penalty (Richard Dealers/PA)

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The Lionesses have exited the final 3 main tournaments on the semi-final level, the 2015 and 2019 Global Cups and Euro 2017.

Their total document has noticed them win two out of 7 semi-finals, occurring to complete runners-up at Euro 1984 and 2009.

Euro 1984

As a reminder of ways some distance girls’s soccer has come, the 1984 event used to be no longer granted respectable standing and used to be performed 35 mins every approach with a dimension 4 ball. England received their two-legged semi-final towards Denmark 3-1 on combination and drew 1-1 on combination within the last towards Sweden prior to shedding 4-3 on consequences.

Euro 1987

Sweden had been once more England’s conquerors 3 years later, 3-2 after extra-time because of Gunilla Axen’s 2d function of the fit. There used to be no comfort to be discovered within the 3rd position play-off, the place Italy overcame Kerry Davis’ early penalty to win 2-1.

Euro 1995

With the two-legged structure restored, England confronted a mountain to climb after shedding their first leg 4-1 to Germany. The eventual champions finished a 6-2 combination win in spite of early targets from Karen Farley in each video games.

Euro 2009

Present squad member Jill Scott scored the winner within the Euro 2009 semi-final (Nick Potts/PA)

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After a 14-year wait, the Lionesses had been again in last-four motion and edged out the Netherlands 2-1 as Jill Scott’s extra-time winner added to Kelly Smith’s opener. Alternatively, they had been hammered 6-2 by means of Germany within the last.

Global Cup 2015

Aya Miyama and Fara Williams traded consequences prior to Laura Bassett’s unlucky overdue personal function despatched Japan via to the general. Any other Williams spot-kick earned 3rd position by way of a 1-0 extra-time win over Germany.

Euro 2017

Millie Vivid’s personal function rounded off England’s Euro 2017 go out (Mike Egerton/PA)

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Millie Vivid’s overdue personal function capped a 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands, who went directly to win the name on house soil beneath Sarina Wiegman’s control in a extra beneficial omen for this 12 months’s England aspect.

Global Cup 2019

Ellen White scored however had some other disallowed and Steph Houghton ignored a penalty as England had been crushed 2-1 by means of eventual champions america. They misplaced the 3rd position play-off 2-1 to Sweden, with Kosovare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson on track prior to Fran Kirby spoke back.

England Males

Sir Bobby Charlton, proper, ratings towards Portugal within the 1966 Global Cup semi-final (PA)

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At the males’s aspect, their first semi-final look stays a very powerful en path to Global Cup glory in 1966.

It took till final 12 months to achieve some other last and, like the ladies, their total semi-final document reads received two, misplaced 5.

Global Cup 1966

Sir Bobby Charlton’s brace noticed off Portugal 2-1 and arrange un unforgettable last towards West Germany, the place Sir Geoff Hurst’s hat-trick secured a 4-2 extra-time win.

Euro 1968

England misplaced 1-0 to Yugoslavia within the semi-finals after Dragan Dzajic’s overdue function prior to beating some other since-disbanded international powerhouse, the Soviet Union, to 3rd position.

Global Cup 1990

Gary Lineker equalised after Andy Brehme’s function to power extra-time and consequences towards West Germany, however Bodo Illgner stored from Stuart Pearce prior to Chris Waddle blazed over.

Euro 96

Gareth Southgate walks away after his penalty used to be stored towards Germany (Neil Munns/PA)

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Deja vu struck, even towards a now united Germany. Alan Shearer’s early function used to be temporarily cancelled out by means of Stefan Kuntz and, after an excellent 10 consequences, present trainer Gareth Southgate’s susceptible effort used to be stored and Andreas Moller blasted Germany via.

Global Cup 2018

Kieran Trippier’s early free-kick towards Croatia cranked up the chants of ‘Soccer’s coming house’, however Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic had different concepts.

Countries League 2019

A lesser pageant however a well-known close to leave out, England shedding 3-1 to the Netherlands prior to beating Switzerland on consequences within the 3rd position play-off.

Euro 2020

Harry Kane scored at the second one try from an extra-time penalty to look off Denmark 2-1, however extra penalty heartbreak awaited England and Southgate within the last towards Italy.