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Word of the Week: Torschützenkönig

You'll need this German word during Euro 2016. Who will become the goal shooting king of the tournament?

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The Euro Cup is in full swing and speculation over which country will bring home the trophy are on. Will France win the tournament on its own turf? Or will reigning world champs Germany take first again?

Even if the German national soccer team doesn't manage to win this year's Euro Cup, chances are it will bring home another title: Torschützenkönig.

Literally translated to "goal shooting king," a Torschützenkönig is the soccer player who manages to score the most goals for his team in a tournament, such as the World Cup or the Champions League.

Top scorer Thomas Müller is always a favorite for the title, though it was Shkodran Mustafi and Sebastian Schweinsteiger who scored Germany's two points in their first-round match against Ukraine.

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