This year, with England’s amazing and unexpected performance to remain in the tournament far longer than anyone could realistically have hoped, interest in the World Cup has been at an all-time high.
Penalty shoot-outs were first used at the World Cup in 1982 and have decided knockout ties at every edition of the tournament ever since.
Danny Welbeck, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford will aim to conquer Russia’s vast expanse this summer, but it was on the same patch of grass in Didsbury where the trio spent their formative football years.
England made it two wins in the space of five days as the Three Lions beat Costa Rica 2-0 at Elland Road thanks to goals from Manchester-born forwards Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck.
The 2018 World Cup will be showing on numerous outdoor screens and pubs across Manchester in June and July, but what you really need to know is how to conduct yourself during this football-mad period!
The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is just around the corner, meaning so too is the prospect of the dreaded penalty shootout.
England manager Gareth Southgate believes his team is peaking at just the right time as the Three Lions look to make their mark at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
England’s place in Russia is confirmed, but Gareth Southgate has several selection dilemmas to consider between now and June 18 when Tunisia lie in wait for the World Cup opener in Volgograd.