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.