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Germany win UEFA European Women's Championship
www.chinaview.cn 2005-06-20 04:00:04

    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

    

    

    

    

    

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