England 2-6 Germany


England’s hearts were left broken after a valiant display as Germany were crowned European champions in Helsinki.

The World Cup holders scored the opener with Birgit Prinz slotting in a clever Inka Grings pass and Melanie Behringer then struck a stunner from 41 yards.

Karen Carney pulled one back before Kim Kulig added a third after the interval.

Kelly Smith gave England hope with a fine strike but the Germans ran riot with two goals from the dazzling Grings and a long-range effort from Prinz.

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