England favourites if Germany game goes to shootout, says penalties expert

Colombia v England – FIFA World Cup 2018 – Round of 16 – Spartak Stadium
(Image credit: Adam Davy)

England should be considered favourites if their Euro 2020 game with Germany goes down to penalties, an expert on spot-kicks has said.

Journalist Ben Lyttleton conducted two years of research for his 2014 book Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty Kick, interviewing psychologists, sports scientists and athletes about the conditions behind some of the most memorable successes and failures in shootouts.

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