England have been preparing for possible penalty shootout since March

Gareth Southgate says England have been practising, studying and developing strategies for penalty shoot-outs since March.

The Three Lions will head to Moscow to take on Colombia next Tuesday in a last-16 World Cup clash that offers England the chance to win a first knockout match since 2006.

England may have to go the distance against the South Americans, meaning their vulnerability from the spot could become clear once more.

The senior team have lost six of their seven penalty shoot-outs at major tournaments - a statistic manager Southgate knows all too well about, having missed his spot-kick in the Euro 96 semi-final against Germany.

But the former defender is determined his England side will be better prepared as they prepare for the World Cup knockout phase.

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