The English soccer team hasn't won an international tournament in 50 years. But hopes are high, as manager Roy Hodgson has put together the youngest English team since 1958. A lot is riding on getting a strong start against Russia in Marseille.
The Netherlands overcame England to perhaps upset the odds, but delight the home crowd. Earlier, Denmark made history by reaching their first European Championship final, beating Austria on penalties.
In a dress rehearsal for the European Championship, Germany's women came away with a confidence-boosting victory over Brazil. The only negative for Germany was a was a lapse in concentration from the goalkeeper.
Mitchell Weiser's first-half header proved decisive as Germany deservedly beat favorites Spain 1-0 in the Under-21 European Championship final in Krakow. It's Germany's first title at this level since 2009.
Filling the shoes of a successful coach is never easy, especially if that coach is Germany's Silvia Neid. But Steffi Jones may soon be out of a job after Germany's worst ever performance at a European Championship.
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