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Live Reporting

Caroline Chapman

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  1. Post update

    So that was eventful!

    We'll be back tomorrow where (hopefully) we'll be bringing you the delayed Germany v Denmark match in the quarter-finals of the Women's Euro 2017, followed by Spain v Austria and England v France.

    Thanks for joining us!

  2. BreakingMatch postponed

    Germany v Denmark

    That's it. It's all off. Rain has stopped play.

    The match has been rescheduled until 11:00 BST on Sunday.

  3. Post update

    Germany v Denmark

    We should have kicked off an hour ago.

    We're still waiting for an official update on if/when this match will go ahead tonight.

  4. Is the wait over for England?

    England v France (Sunday, 19:45 BST)

    England stalwart Casey Stoney has been speaking to the media as her side prepare to face France on Sunday in their quarter-final clash.

    She believes the Lionesses can end a 43-year wait to beat the French...

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    Video caption: Women's Euros 2017: Casey Stoney has '100% belief' that England can beat France
  5. Kick-off delayed

    Germany v Denmark

    The players and officials are out on the pitch but the ground staff are still trying to shift the excess water.

    The managers are in heated discussions about the situation. It's getting later and later...

  6. Post update

    Germany v Denmark

    "Have a go at goal," they said. "What could go wrong?"

    Germany v Denmark
    Germany v Denmark
    Germany v Denmark
  7. Kick-off delayed

    Germany v Denmark

    The latest on rain-gate is as follows:

    Apparently the players are going to start warming up again in five minutes. It's still raining in Rotterdam, though.

    We wait...

  8. Post update

    Germany v Denmark

    Faye White

    Former England international on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    The Danes have not been full of goals up to this point and are going to face a really stern test tonight against Germany. All the pressure is on the Germans though and the weather could prevent them getting their normal passing game going. That could benefit Denmark.

  9. The story so far

    Germany v Denmark

    Holders Germany made a relatively sluggish start by their high standards, but eventually qualified as group winners.

    They opened the tournament with a 0-0 draw with Sweden, before wins over Italy and Russia.

    Denmark finished as runners-up behind Netherlands in Group A. They lost to the hosts, but made it out of the group thanks to victories over Belgium and Norway.

  10. Post update

    Germany v Denmark

    We're going to need a bigger boat...

    Germany v Denmark
  11. Post update

    Germany v Denmark

    A ball girl has just tried to kick a ball across the soggy pitch and she's landed flat on her back in a massive puddle.

    Did we laugh? Yes. Heartily.

    She's fine, by the way. She gave the crowd a little bow and was full of smiles (and rain water).

    A ball girl lies after kicking the ball
  12. Post update

    Germany v Denmark

    We're delayed "until further notice", according to official channels...

  13. Kick-off delayed

    Germany v Denmark (20:00 BST

    The players are hanging around in the tunnel, surrounded by various Uefa people, but there doesn't seem to be much movement out on the pitch.

    It looks like we won't be kicking off at 20:00 BST, anyway.

  14. 22 years and counting

    Germany v Denmark (20:00 BST)

    Germany have been European champions for 22 years. Yes, 22. They've won six consecutive titles - the first of which came in 1989.

    Their record in this tournament stands at 89 wins from 115 matches, losing seven and drawing 19.

    Denmark, meanwhile, have been semi-finalists on five occasions and made it to the last four in 2013, where they lost to Norway on penalties.

    The head-to-head between these two is fairly surprising: Denmark have won three and drawn one of their last six meetings.

    Germany women
  15. Post update

    Germany v Denmark (20:00 BST)

    We are currently watching pictures of a groundsman trying to get rid of several inches of water from the dugout, using just a bucket.

    It's not all glamour in football, eh?

    It's still raining in Rotterdam so we'll keep you posted with the pitch inspections. As it stands, kick-off is due at 20:00 BST - 15 minutes later than expected.

    A groundsman empties the dugouts of water
  16. England outcast to Golden Boot winner?

    England v France (Sunday, 19:45 BST)

    Jodie Taylor

    She was overlooked by England for years and has had a nomadic career, but Jodie Taylor is one of the stars of Euro 2017.

    So why did it take so long for the Arsenal striker to shine on the international stage, and how did she get here?

    Read her story here.

  17. It's all in the preparation

    England v France (Sunday, 19:45 BST)

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  18. Sampson sparks off

    England v France (Sunday, 19:45 BST)

    We have some fighting talk from England's manager, as they prepare for Sunday's quarter-final meeting with France.

    Mark Sampson says his side "do not need to be at our very best" to end a 43-year wait to beat Les Bleues.

    The Lionesses have lost to the French in their past three major tournaments and have failed to beat them in five games since Sampson took over in 2013.

    But he said: "We want to be at our very best but the nice feeling is we don't need to be to win on Sunday.

    "If we are then there's no question in my mind that we'll win comfortably."


    Mark Sampson
  19. Post update

    Germany v Denmark (20:00 BST)

    Holders many times over Germany make two changes from the team which beat Russia 2-0. Out go Carolin Simon and Mandy Islacker, in come Linda Dallman and Isabell Kerschowski.

    It's just one change for the Danes, as Maja Kildemoes replaces Frederikke Thogersen.

    Ground staff try to clear the surface water
  20. Rain delays play

    Germany v Denmark (20:00 BST)

    Welcome back to the Euro 2017 quarter-finals!

    My oh my, there's been a deluge of rain in Rotterdam. The game between Germany and Denmark is going ahead but there's a 15 minute delay to proceedings.

    So as it stands, we'll get going at 20:00 BST.

    Pernille Harder