#WWC2015: Penalty shoot out Germany v France


I have been monitoring penalty shoot outs in a range of football competitions.

My most recent example is the penalty shoot out in the 2015 Women’s World Cup between Germany and France.

My record of the ten penalties taken can be found here.

The video I used to review the shoot out was not of high quality. From what I saw, all the penalties taken were goalkeeper independent.

Both teams were successful in their third and fourth penalties.

The team that took the first penalty won the shoot out. It was the higher ranked team too.

Photo Credit

FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 – Edmonton (IQRemix, CC BY-CA 2.0)

Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund Penalty Shoot Out

Pen 4

Borussia Dortmund defeated Bayern Munich in a penalty shoot out on Tuesday evening in the semi-final of the 2014-2015 DFB Pokal at the Allianz Stadium in Munich.

The sequence of penalties taken was:

DB Pens

All of the penalties taken appeared to be goalkeeper independent. Two penalties were saved. Bayern did not score with any penalty. The fourth penalty for Bayern was taken by the goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer. His opposing goalkeeper, Mitchell Langerak was yellow carded before this penalty.

Bayern’s third penalty was taken by Mario Götze who came on as a substitute in the 84th minute of the game.

Photo Credit

Penalty 4 (ZDF Sport)

Penalty Taking in Football


I have a number of Clyde Street posts about penalty shootouts in football tournaments.

I have been trying to compile accurate observations about the penalty taker and the goalkeeper.

Last year, I wrote a post for The Conversation about penalty shootouts.

I included a reference to research by Benjamin Noel and his colleagues.  His paper has appeared in the Journal of Sports Sciences (2015).

I did not cite in that post Erman Misirlisoy and Patrich Haggard’s (2014) paper on asymmetric predictability and cognitive competition in football penalty shootouts. They report data from “all 361 kicks from the 37 penalty shootouts that occurred in World Cup and Euro Cup matches over a 36-year period from 1976 to 2012”. (Benjamin Noel and his colleagues reported data on 303 kicks 1986-2012.)

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_IGP3381 (seriouslysilly, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)