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
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...
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