Israel’s Little-known Contribution to Soccer History - Penalty Shootouts

There is a letter that proves that it was Israel - and not Germany - that helped make the idea of breaking ties during playoff matches with kicks from the penalty mark into an integral part of the sport we know today

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This debate is quite old already. Were the kicks from the penalty mark at the end of tied soccer games invented by the Israelis or not? The simple answer is: These kicks, used in knockout “cup” ties, were not...