Germany can't understand England's failures at penalty shootouts.

Chelsea fullback Ashley Cole and Manchester United winger Ashley Young both missed in the defeat to Italy.

Germany goalkeeping coach Andrea Kopke was his country's hero against England at Euro96, saving Gareth Southgate's weak sudden-death strike.

Kopke was at a loss today as to why England were still so bad at penalties.

He said: "It was all in their own hands. They were up one penalty and hitting the crossbar was just unlucky.

"Cole had a stinker when he took that penalty. England are tragically unlucky in many respects but why that is, I don't know."