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In association football, the England 6s and 2s curse refers to a pattern in the sequence by which the England national football team have been eliminated from either the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA European Football Championship via a penalty shoot-out, after their first elimination by this method at the 1990 FIFA World Cup. This sequential pattern was first noted on social networking services [1] shortly after England's elimination from the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament.

The English national football team have been eliminated via a penalty shoot-out at the following tournaments:

A basic sequential pattern can be calculated using the years in which a penalty shoot-out loss was responsible for the English team's elimination. Since the 1990 FIFA World Cup loss to West Germany, England have been eliminated from European tournaments via a penalty shoot-out at recurring intervals of 6 and 2 years.

Should this sequence continue the next elimination for England as a result of a penalty shoot-out would occur during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil followed by the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament (and so forth).

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