this is why messi is the goat
a lot of times star players want to take the last penalty to have that deciding pen, its kinda dumb ofc for obvious reasons.
it's a good idea to let the leader shoot last, because the pressure is the highest.
star players shoot last since first shots don't make that much pressure as if your shot was directly deciding the result
I agree but well if rodrygo shot the last penalty and missed people would be asking why neymar isnt the last taker so idk if its that relevant
fact is croatia was just far better prepared for penalties
You can go either way on this one.
Sure, you can say the best scorer or leader can go first and secure the team the first penalty. But you can also argue that the last penalty has the most amount of pressure so it's best to have the solid rock of the team shoot the last one.
it's dumb, your star player not shooting because he was suppose to be the last is not good. At least have him 3rd so he will shoot 100%
because he wanted to be the focus of attention and celebrate, they thought they were going to win, if he was the last to kick the media they would be talking about him and he would appear on the front pages of newspapers and internet media
average brazilian who wants to be the focus of attention
doesnt matters man
croatia had the confidence