How many penalties are taken in a shootout at Euro 2024?

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EURO 2024 promises such high-octane drama that penalty shootouts sound almost inevitable.

Who can ever forget England missing out on another major trophy during the final of Euro 2020 when they lost an intense shootout to Italy at Wembley?

A penalty shootout still consists of five spot-kicks for each teamAlamy
England will prefer to avoid another dramatic penalty shootoutGetty

The Three Lions never liked penalties as they have lost a staggering six out of nine attempts throughout their long World Cup, Euro and Nations League history.

No one promises Gareth Southgate‘s side won’t have to go through their 10th shootout in Germany, which is the country that has caused them a lot of hurt throughout the years.

If England or any other side at Euro 2024 find themselves in a penalty shootout – SunSport has all the details you need…

How many penalties are taken in a shootout at Euro 2024?

Each team will get five spot-kicks against their opponent’s goalkeeper.

If the procedure ends in a draw then both teams move on to sudden death.

Sudden death rules dictate that every player from each team will have to take a shot until a victor emerges.

The five players who took on a penalty kick can’t shoot again during sudden death unless all their other teammates have a go and a winner is still not crowned.

Of course, no penalty shootouts will occur during the group stages of the European tournament.


That is something that is reserved for the knockout stages, starting in the Last 16.

England’s fiercest penalty rivals Germany, Portugal and Italy have all made it to the Euro 2024 finals.

The Three Lions have lost twice to each one of them throughout the years.

The national team has only beaten Colombia, Spain and Switzerland.


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