Germany's five penalty takers leaked ahead of potential shootout vs England

Germany’s first five penalty takers have been revealed as they prepare for the eventuality of a shootout against England in the last 16.

Joachim Low’s side will travel to Wembley looking to continue their recent tournament dominance over the Three Lions.

Germany knocked England out of the World Cup in 1990, Euro 96 and the World Cup in 2010.

Two of those three victories were achieved on penalties with England boss Gareth Southgate missing the crucial kick in 1996.

Confidence is so high within the German camp that Bild look to have offered up their five penalty shootout takers as well as the three to follow them.

Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller are set to be two of the penalty takers
Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller are set to be two of the penalty takers

Toni Kroos will be the first man to step up before Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka and Kai Havertz all follow him.

It means, depending on how things go, that Chelsea’s Champions League hero could have the crucial kick.

Should the shootout go to sudden death German will call upon Ilkay Gundogan, Marcel Halstenberg and Matthias Ginter.

The Manchester City star had a strong penalty record for a long time and notched in the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley.

However his efforts have gone a miss for City over the past 18 months with his last attempt going high into the stands at Anfield.

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England have endured their fair share of heartache in shootouts
England have endured their fair share of heartache in shootouts

Despite that, in what is a concerning stat for the English, Germany have taken 10 shootout penalties against the Three Lions and scored all of them.

Back at Italia 90 Stuart Pearce and Chris Waddle both missed before Southgate’s horror moment six years later.

The England boss has no intention of looking back though and claims tonight’s game at Wembley is a chance for his current squad to write their own history.

He said: “What’s happened for me as a player is totally irrelevant in terms of tomorrow’s game, so of course I’m always motivated to want to win.

“It’s an opportunity to get to the quarter-final of a European Championship and it’s the sort of big game that we want to come out on the top side on.

“But anything other than that, it would be wrong for me to be even speaking about.

“This is about our players. This is their moment and it’s their opportunity.”

Phil Foden could well be one of the men to step up and he told the BBC that he’s been practicing his routine as he dismissed the idea of luck.

He said: “I’ve been practising walking from the half-way line to take the penalties so when it comes to the game it feels comfortable for you.

“People say it’s luck but I don’t believe in that. If you practice your penalty and know where you’re putting it before you can get an advantage going into it.”


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