POLL OF THE DAY: Is England's penalty curse over as they go through to semi-final? YOUR VERDICT

England's Trent Alexander-Arnold scores the winning penalty in the UEFA Euro 2024, quarter-final match at the Dusseldorf Arena, Germany

POLL OF THE DAY: Is England's penalty curse over as they go through to semi-final? VOTE NOW

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Oliver Trapnell

By Oliver Trapnell


Published: 07/07/2024

- 05:00

Updated: 07/07/2024

- 14:58

GB News members were asked whether they think that England's penalty curse is over following their win over Switzerland

England’s penalty curse appears to be a thing of the past as the Three Lions team celebrated victory over Switzerland with a flawless penalty shootout to progress to the semi-final of the Euro 2024 competition.

Switzerland took the lead in the second half with Breel Embolo sending the ball past Pickford in the 75th minute.


Gareth Southgate then made his moves immediately after going behind.

Luke Shaw, Cole Palmer and Eberechi Eze were brought on for Kieran Trippier, Kobbie Mainoo and Ezri Konsa.

POLL OF THE DAY: Is England's penalty curse over as they go through to semi-final? YOUR VERDICT

POLL OF THE DAY: Is England's penalty curse over as they go through to semi-final? YOUR VERDICT

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However, less than five minutes later, Bukayo Saka managed to curl the ball past Yann Sommer.

Having gone to extra time and then penalties, the England squad put on a flawless display from the spot as Jordan Pickford saved Manuel Akanji's effort.

Since 1990, England have only won four out of 11 penalty shootouts across all major competitions.

England fans celebrate as England sails to Euro2024 semi-finals

England fans celebrate as England sails to Euro2024 semi-finals

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In the Euro 2020 finals, England crashed out after losing to Italy 4:3 on penalties.

Similarly, they crashed out of the World Cup quarter-finals in 2006 against Portugal.

England’s semi-final will be played on July 10.

GB News members who voted in the poll were torn with what they thought, as 46 per cent did not think that the penalty curse is over.

On the other hand, 42 per cent think that it is over, while 12 per cent are unsure.

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