Soccer-Germany’s women held by Dutch as they start Euro defence (Reuters)

By Philip O’Connor STOCKHOLM, July 11 (Reuters) – Holders Germany were surprisingly held to a 0-0 draw by a tenacious Netherlands side in their opening Group B game at the women’s European Championship in Sweden on Thursday. Dutch striker Manon Melis had the best of her side’s chances when she was one-on-one with goalkeeper Nadine Angerer but the Germany captain made a marvellous save with her right foot. Germany created plenty of chances but poor finishing stopped the seven-times European champions starting with a win. …

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