1) The most successful team in Penalty shoot outs
Argentina and Germany are a bigger rivalry in the World Cup than Brazil and Argentina, and bless my soul but that is a fact. Both teams have won 4 penalty shootouts; Argentina winning them in 1998 and 2014, and twice in 1990. Germany has won it in 1982, 1986, 1990, and 2006 edition, beating Argentina of course. Argentina has participated in 5 shoot outs, making them a sole owner of that record.
It is likely to be a Germany and Argentina quarter final showpiece, therefore one can expect a decision through shoot outs on the card. On the other hand, England and Italy has never won any shoot outs, and with Italy out England could well be the holder of this embarrassing record for another year.