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Final Tournament, July 10-28, 2013 in SWEDEN
All times are UTC (GMT) + 2

July 10 - Group A
Sweden 1-1 Denmark
Italy 0-0 Finland

July 11 - Group B
Germany 0-0 Netherlands
Norway 1-1 Iceland

July 12 - Group C
France 3-1 Russia
England 2-3 Spain

July 13 - Group A
Finland 0-5 Sweden
Italy 2-1 Denmark

July 14 - Group B
Iceland 0-3 Germany
Norway 1-0 Netherlands

July 15 - Group C
Spain 0-1 France
England 1-1 Russia

July 16 - Group A
Denmark 1-1 Finland
Sweden 3-1 Italy

July 17 - Group B
Netherlands 0-1 Iceland
Germany 0-1 Norway

July 18 - Group C
Russia 1-1 Spain
France 3-0 England

July 21 - Quarterfinals
Sweden 4-0 Iceland
Italy 0-1 Germany

July 22 - Quarterfinals
Norway 3-1 Spain
France 1-1 Denmark
Denmark won 4-2 on penalties!!!

July 24 - Semifinal
Sweden 0-1 Germany

July 25 - Semifinal
Norway 1-1 Denmark
Norway won 4-2 on penalties

July 28 - Final
Germany 1-0 Norway
 

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What a way for Sweden to start the tournament. Conceding a 1-1 draw at home against arch-rivals Denmark and missing two penalties in the process. Anyway, I would be surprised if these two wouldn't be the teams advancing to the knock-outs from this group.
 

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Danish GK Stina Petersen was the hero of the match, stopping 2 penalty kicks!

And Sweden had to come from behind to tie the match.
 

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4 goals now scored in 4 matches. All 4 matches drawn. Germany held scoreless by Netherlands.

Remind me what planet I'm on, please?
 

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Crazy game between England and Spain with Spain winning the game in the 90th minute thanks to an own goal by the English keeper. Spain were the better team but England fought back twice, which included 3 goals scored in the final 5-10 minutes

Luckily for England there is Russia in the group, who is probably the weakest team in the tournament based on reputation
 

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Was surprise with Spain's performance, better than I would have thought. Pretty good for a group of girls that hadn't seen the tourney in 16 years.
 

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Group A - Sweden finishes in first place, Italy in second. The 1-1 draw between Denmark and Finland was bad for both teams, as third-place Denmark, with 2 points, now has only a slim chance of being one of the two third-place teams that will advance to the QF, while Finland is the first team to be eliminated from the tournament. ETA: Lucky Denmark squeaked into the QF after a lottery against Russia (see below).

Group B - Germany lost its first match in Women's Euro finals in 20 years, and failed to top the group. Norway advances as best in the group, and third-place Iceland also advances, having the edge over Group A's Denmark. Netherlands, who were semifinalists last time, go home this time without having scored a single goal.

Group C - France won all three group matches to top the group, while Spain finished a distant second. Russia was third, with the same number of points and goals as Denmark in Group A, so they had to draw lots to decide which of them would advance to the QF. Denmark won the draw, so England (who were finalists in the last Euro) and Russia are out of the tournament.
 

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Semi-finals:
Sweden vs Germany
Norway vs Denmark

France choking when it counts.
 

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What an upset! As the online match commentary said, "The side who won all three of their group games in style have been beaten on penalties by a side who did not win any and progressed courtesy of the drawing of lots."

Will we see Sweden choke as well? I don't think so.

Looks like an all-Scandinavian final...

[Edit] Ooops! Sweden did choke in the semi!
 

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Denmark's Cinderella ride comes to an end!

So the top two teams from Group B meet again in the Final. Germany's chance to get revenge for the 1-0 loss to Norway in the final match of the group round.
 

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Germany wins 1-0 to claim their sixth consecutive European title!

...and the universe returns to its natural, inexorable state....
 

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What an upset! As the online match commentary said, "The side who won all three of their group games in style have been beaten on penalties by a side who did not win any and progressed courtesy of the drawing of lots."

Will we see Sweden choke as well? I don't think so.

Looks like an all-Scandinavian final...

[Edit] Ooops! Sweden did choke in the semi!
Sweden didn't choke. Losing 0-1 against Germany is not choking. France did choke as they were claiming to be the best team of the tournament...before actually playing it.
 

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France was probably the best team..they just couldn't put Denmark away in a game they dominated.

Norway blowing 2 pens in the final. The next euro will feature many girls that weren't even born the last time a country other than Germany were champions. Congrats to Germany again.
 

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The next EC though will not again see such a horrible German team, that much is sure. How they actually went all the way is hard to understand, unfortunately it shows how much difference in level there still is in Europe, behind Germany there is such a huge gap...
 

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man...i might watch this
 

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Sixth maybe the best for Germany
in uefa.com - http://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/news/newsid=1977504.html#sixth+maybe+best+germany

There were challenges from Sweden, France and Norway, but a Germany team in transition and hit by injury came through once again to clinch a sixth straight European title.


Germany won the UEFA European Women's Championship. That sentence could have been written in 2009, 2005, 2001, 1997, 1995 and – with a Norway triumph in the middle – 1991 or 1989. However, that does not even begin to tell the tale of their success in Sweden.

Their 12-year run of victories in all UEFA Women's EURO games was ended with a dramatic comeback by Spain to draw 2-2 in qualifying. Then in their first game in Sweden they drew 0-0 with the Netherlands, having not dropped a finals point since 1997, and an unbeaten record stretching back a year longer was ended in the last pool game by Norway.

Yet 11 days later, Norway were beaten 1-0 and Germany were champions once again. Considering the likes of Birgit Prinz, Ariane Hingst and Kerstin Garefrekes had retired from the team, and Kim Kulig and Babett Peter were among six key injuries, many thought this would be the year Germany fell. They did not.

Sweden were the side many identified to dethrone them. There was unprecedented backing for the hosts, resulting in total ticket sales of 216,888 – over 75,000 more than any previous UEFA Women's EURO. That was especially the case with Pia Sundhage taking the helm in autumn 2012 and the presence of Lotta Schelin up front.

She had a penalty saved in the opener against Denmark but then hit form, her five goals comfortably winning her the adidas Golden Boot. However, when they were up against Germany in the semi-finals, Schelin and Sweden drew a blank and lost 1-0, though the squad were still feted during a half-time walkabout in front of a tournament record 41,301 crowd at the final.

Others felt France, after finishing fourth at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and 2012 Olympics, were Europe's finest. They had the only perfect record in qualifying and were the sole side to win all their group games in Sweden, including a 3-0 victory that eliminated 2009 runners-up England.

Very hot favourites to beat Denmark in the quarter-finals, France were held 1-1 and then beaten 4-2 on penalties – Stina Petersen, who had saved that spot kick from Schelin and another from Kosovare Asllani in the same game, again proving the heroine.

Denmark's run was then ended, also 4-2 on penalties, by Norway. Although they had topped their group by beating Germany, Norway were not among most peoples' favourites, their qualifying form so shaky that a coaching change was made, Even Pellerud returning to the position in which he achieved such success between 1989 and 1996.

But their combination of an experienced spine in Ingvild Stensland, Trine Rønning and Solveig Gulbrandsen, plus teenage talents Caroline Graham Hansen and Ada Hegerberg, topped a section also including Iceland and the Netherlands, ousted Spain and Denmark in the knockouts and then came so close to dethroning Germany in Solna. But Angerer, reserve in the victorious squads of 1997, 2001 and 2005 before succeeding Silke Rottenberg in time for 2009, had other ideas.
 
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