Pearce himself has been involved in shoot-out defeats as an England player - also at the semi-final stage - but none were as dramatic as the marathon 13-12 defeat at Abe Lenstra Stadion to the holders and hosts.
"We were prepared, for weeks we have been practising," Pearce said. "In the penalty shoot-outs I have been in they have only gone to five or six penalties so it´s a step in the right direction."
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