Soccer-France send England home, Danes through on lots (Reuters)

(Updates after lots drawn) By Philip O’Connor LINKOPING, Sweden, July 18 (Reuters) – France hammered England 3-0 in Group C at the women’s European championship to head for the knockout stages as the only team with a perfect record on Thursday. Spain also reached the quarter-finals with a 1-1 draw against Russia, who missed out on a place in the last eight when Denmark went through instead after lots were drawn. The Russians were level with the Danes on two points but, with Iceland’s four points clinching one of two spots available for the best third-placed teams, lots decided the final place. …

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