With the knockout stages of the World Cup getting underway with an action packed weekend of thrilling penalty shootouts where Russia and Croatia dumped out Spain and Denmark respectively, It has become imperative that Coaches plan a solid team selection for penalty shootouts. Here is an infograhic with tips on how to beat any team in a penalty shootout.
Our 4 Tips for glory:
1) Always go first: 12 of the 15 penalty shoot-outs have been won by the team that
2) Back your strikers: Forwards have a 79% conversion rate.
3) Coolest head on fourth: #4 is the pressure penalty, accounting for 26% of all WC
4) Aim High (Literally): NO penalty on target in the top third has ever been saved.