Quarter Final Penalty Shoot Outs at #AC2015

Introduction

Two of the four quarter finals at the 2015 Asian Cup Tournament were decided by penalty shoot outs.

Both shoot outs were won by teams with a lower Elo Rating than their opponents: Iraq (v Iran); UAE (v Japan).

Iraq and the UAE took the second penalties in their games.

Iraq v Iran

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The sequence of penalties in this game was:

IIPSO

An AFC video of the shoot out is available here. The Iraq penalties 5 and 8 appear to be good examples of goalkeeper dependent penalties.

UAE v Japan

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The sequence of penalties in this game was:

UAEJPSO

An AFC video of the shoot out is available here. The first UAE penalty appears to be another example of a goalkeeper dependent penalty.

Photo Credits

Frame grabs from AFC videos (Iraq, UAE)

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