Penalty practice for England

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Roy Hodgson intends to step up penalty practice ahead of England's Euro 2012 quarter-final with Italy.

England have crashed out of major tournaments on spot-kicks on five occasions in the last 22 years, a run that dates back to that devastating World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany in 1990. Only once during that time have the Three Lions been successful, when they overcame Spain at the last eight stage of Euro 96.

Little wonder Hodgson wants his players to get their eye in, even though he is not entirely convinced what good it will do. He said: "We have used the time after training sessions to regularly practice and we'll obviously take it even more seriously now."

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