Soccer-Merkel crosses fingers for Germany’s women (Reuters)

By Philip O’Connor STOCKHOLM, July 27 (Reuters) – Angela Merkel has told the German team she will have her fingers crossed as they seek to secure a seventh consecutive European women’s soccer title against Norway in Stockholm on Sunday. “Like you and all of the players, I am delighted about this world-class achievement,” German chancellor Merkel said in a telegram to team coach Silvia Neid. “The eighth European title is now within reach. …

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