EURO 2020 ROUND-UP
John Stones says England have been piling on the penalties in practice in case Tuesday’s last-16 Wembley clash with Germany goes to a shootout.
Current boss Gareth Southgate missed the decisive spot-kick in the Three Lions’ Euro 96 shootout exit against the Germans.
And centre-back Stone said: “We’ve been practising so much.
“We’ve been practising on keeping that clear focus of what to do if your turn comes up.”
It’s about making you as comfortable as possible in that situation.
“Unless it’s Harry [Kane] or the boys who take penalties for their clubs regularly, it’s a zone that we’ve not stepped into before.”
Germany are seething at being banned from training at Wembley ahead of Tuesday’s big Euros showdown with England.
Joachim Low’s squad have had to change their schedule after Uefa ruled no one can use the Wembley pitch outside of matchdays after heavy rain left it on the verge of being damaged.
Meanwhile, Wales crashed out 4-0 to a superior Denmark side, Dragons’ substitute Harry Wilson picking up a late red card for a foul.
And below-par Italy needed extra time to KO outsiders Austria 2-1 after a goalless 90 minutes, Azzurri subs Federico Chiesa and Matteo Pessina then netting.
Tonight Holland face the Czech Republic at 5pm, with Belgium meeting Portugal three hours later.