Simulation is under the spotlight in the A-League after Sydney FC and Melbourne Heart were both hurt by costly penalty decisions in Round 4.
David James believes England will beat Germany without the ordeal of another penalty shoot-out. But if it does come down to spot kicks, he is ready after spending time studying the way the likely German penalty-takers perform.
Referee Craig Thomson admits he should have awarded Celtic a second penalty in their Old Firm defeat by Rangers at Ibrox.
Kevin Muscat's dramatic late penalty for Melbourne Victory condemned 10-man Gold Coast United to their first home defeat of the A-League season in a five goal thriller at Skilled Park.
England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce has told his penalty takers they cannot opt out of the shoot-out on Friday night if their European Championship semi-final against Sweden goes the distance.
Match official Rob Styles has retained his status as a Premier League referee despite admitting he mistakenly awarded a penalty to Manchester United on Saturday.