England v Sweden

Pearce tells U21s to brace for Sweden shootout

June 26, 2009
By Soccernet staff
England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce has told his penalty takers they cannot opt out of the shoot-out on Friday night if their European Championship semi-final against Sweden goes the distance.

Pearce lost semi-finals on spot-kicks twice as a player and in 2007 was in charge of the U21s when they were knocked out of the European Championship at semi-final stage, losing 13-12 on penalties to eventual winners the Netherlands.

This time around Pearce's youngsters have been practising ...

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