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England players suffer from stereotype they can't win penalty shootouts, research suggests

By Tim Rees, Professor in Sport, Bournemouth University
Jessica Salvatore, Associate Professor of Psychology & STEM Division Head, Sweet Briar College
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It’s one of the strongest stereotypes in world sport: England’s national football team is bad at penalty shootouts. Trotted out whenever England find themselves in the knockout phases of an international tournament, this time-worn stereotype always seems most pronounced when England are to face historic rivals Germany.

That rivalry has featured…

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