LONDON, June 19 (Xinhuanet) -- World champions
Germany beat Norway 3-1 to win their fourth successive UEFA European Women's
Championship at Black burn, England on Sunday.
A deflected goal from world player of the year and
German captain Birgit Prinz extinguished a spirited Norwegian come back and gave
the Germans their sixth European title since the tournament began in 1984.
Germany went ahead mid-way through the first half
when AnjaMittag nodded in a goal bound In ka Grings shot after a well-worked
corner in the 21st minute.
The Germans went 2-0 up three minutes later when
midfielder Renate Lingor lobbed Norway's goalkeeper Bente Nord by
following a failed Norwegian counter attack.
Norway, the only European team to win continental,
world and Olympic titles, hit back through Dagny Mellgren just before half time
and then had a Stine Frantzen effort disallowed for offside.
But even 16-year-old substitute Isabell Herlovsen,
whosegoal against France kept Norway in the tournament, could not inspire more
goals against a side dominant in this competition and victorious in all but one
of the European tournaments they have competed in. Enditem