FOOTBALL - On Sunday, 24 June, Italy beat England on penalties in their quarterfinal encounter at Euro 2012.
England 0-0 (2-4p) Italy
> History has repeated itself. On this day eight years ago, England were knocked out by Portugal on penalties in the quarterfinals of Euro 2004.
> Italy now face Germany. They have never lost to Germany in a ECh or World Cup match, winning three and drawing four.
> Italy have been involved eight penalty shoot-outs at European Championships and World Cups, winning three (Euro 2000 semifinal vs Netherlands, 2006 World Cup final vs France and tonight).
> England have been involved in seven penalty shoot-outs, winning only one (vs Spain in the quarterfinal at Euro 1996).
> There have now been 28 matches at European Championships that went into extra time, 14 of them were decided on penalties and one after a toss.
> This was the first 0-0 draw at Euro 2012. No surprise that Italy was involved in the first as they lead all countries with eight scoreless draws in the history of the tournament.
> Italy have scored only 31 goals in 31 ECh matches, the lowest average goals scored among teams with at least 20 games in the European Championships.
> Italy have never conceded a goal in a ECh QF match: 2-0 vs Romania at Euro 2000, 0-0 vs Spain at Euro 2008 and 0-0 tonight.
> England have won only one of nine quarterfinal matches at a ECh or World Cup outside of London – 3-2 (aet) vs Cameroon in Naples at the 1990 World Cup.
> Italy are unbeaten in 14 competitive matches under Cesare Prandelli (9W-5D-0L), keeping 10 clean sheets (including awarded match vs Serbia in Euro 2012 qualifying).