Italy won the last quarterfinal of Euro 2012 by beating England 4-2 in penalty shootout. The semifinal will be between Italy and Germany on 28th June, Thursday.
England has had poor record of winning penalty shootouts in the past and also of never having won a knockout game on foreign land against a top-level football nation.
“Italy clinched a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win after Ashley Young sent his spot-kick against the bar and Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon saved from Ashley Cole to seal England’s fate.
The winning penalty was struck by substitute Alessandro Diamanti to leave England desolate once more at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium. ” TOI quoted.