Price of penalty shootout

NOW at the knockout stages of Qatar World Cup, if there’re deadlock ties after extra-time, matches are decided with a penalty shootout.

The biggest hero so far at this World Cup is Croatian goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic, who saved three spot-kicks as Croatia beat Japan 3-1 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the third time after an enthralling 120-minute contest finished deadlocked at1-1 on Monday. 

If you need to know, courtesy of 38 saves, Samir Handanovic is the goalkeeper with the most saves in the 21st century. Surprisingly, the Slovenian can extend his lead further as he is six years younger than his closest challenger. 

If, after five rounds, no one is in the lead, the penalty shootout goes into sudden death and the first team to score wins.