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Germany's UEFA Women's EURO-winning squad were welcomed home from Sweden by over 7,000 fans at the Frankfurter Römer on Monday afternoon.
Silvia Neid's charges had celebrated at their team hotel in Solna following Sunday's 1-0 final success against Norway which clinched a record sixth straight European title – before returning home to an enthusiastic reception. The squad appeared on the famous balcony of Frankfurt's town hall where a number of triumphant Germany teams have been honoured in the past.
"I hope you are all in the mood to join our party," said goalkeeper Nadine Angerer, who saved two penalties in the final, and whose coach Neid was basking in the glory of arguably the side's greatest victory. "This title is extraordinary," said Neid. "Nobody would have believed we could win it with all the young players. This tournament and our players have made me ten years younger, but I am not sure I will feel the same after the party."
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