Soccer-Germany suffer first loss in 20 years as Norway win group (Reuters)

By By Philip O’Connor STOCKHOLM, July 17 (Reuters) – Germany suffered their first defeat in 20 years at the European women’s soccer championship when they lost 1-0 to Norway on Wednesday. Norway finished top of group B with the Germans as runners-up. In the group’s other game, Iceland beat Netherlands 1-0 to knock out the Dutch and qualify for the last eight as one of the best third-placed teams. The Norwegians took the lead on the stroke of half-time after Germany failed to clear a free-kick. The ball fell to Ingvild Isaksen whose shot deflected off Elise Thorsnes into the German net. …

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