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German youngsters too much for Iceland
July 14th, 2013 10:19PM

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[EURO 2013] Starting five players who are 21 years old or younger, five-time defending champion Germany recovered from its 0-0 tie against the Netherlands and won its first game at the European Women's Championship with a 3-0 victory over Iceland.

VIDEO: Norway-Netherlands | Germany-Iceland

A heroic performance by Iceland keeper Gudbjorg Gunnarsdottir kept the game close, but Germany got a goal from 19-year-old Lena Lotzen in the 24th minute and two second-half goals from Celia Okoyino da Mbabi.

Germany will win Group B with a win or tie against Norway in Kalmar on Wednesday.

-- Solveig Gulbrandsen, who returned to international soccer after a three-year layoff, scored the lone goal to lead Norway to a 1-0 win over the Netherlands.

EURO 2013:
Group A

July 10
Italy 0 Finland 0

Sweden 1 Denmark 1
VIDEO: Sweden-Denmark | Italy-Finland

July 13
Italy 2 Denmark 1
Sweden 5 Finland 0
VIDEO: Sweden-Finland | Italy-Denmark

July 16

Denmark-Finland (ESPN3, live), 2:15 pm. ET
Sweden-Italy (ESPN3, live), 2:15 pm. ET

Group B
July 11
Norway 1 Iceland 1

Germany 0 Netherlands 0
VIDEO: Germany-Netherlands | Iceland-Norway

July 14
Norway 1 Netherlands 0
Germany 3 Iceland 0

July 17
Iceland-Netherlands (ESPN3, live), 2:15 pm. ET
Germany-Norway (ESPN3, live), 2:15 pm. ET

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

July 15
England-Russia (ESPN3, live), 11:45 am. ET
France-Spain (ESPN3, live), 2:15 pm. ET

July 18

France-England (ESPN3, live), 2:15 pm. ET
Russia-Spain (ESPN3, live), 2:15 pm. ET


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