England stars better at penalty shoot-outs than Germans, say stats!

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London, June 25(ANI): A new survey has found that England can turn the tables on penalty maestros Germany in Sunday's World Cup last 16 clash.

An in-depth statistical analysis revealed that Fabio Capello's men have a better scoring rate from the spot than their German counterparts.

The survey for The Sun by statistics experts at Opta looked at the past four seasons - covering English and German league games, domestic cup competitions in England, Champions League matches and internationals.

It revealed that the players in Germany's squad for the World Cup scored 23 penalties in 29 attempts, a success rate of 79 per cent, while England stars tucked away 79 out of 98, or 80 per cent, The Sun reports.

It also found that England keeper David James is better at stopping spot kicks than German goalie Manuel Neuer.

James has saved nine out of 29, a rate of 37.9 per cent, while Neuer has kept out four of 11, or 36.4 per cent.

It certainly gives fresh hope to Brit fans, who have seen England being knocked out by Germany on penalties in the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup and Euro '96. (ANI)

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