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Germany's struggles continue with loss to France

GENEVA (AP) Germany is looking at another early tournament exit after France handed Joachim Loew's struggling team its latest defeat on Tuesday - showing that the balance of power in European soccer hasn't shifted much since the World Cup.

World champion France came from behind to win 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday as Germany fell to a fourth loss in its last six competitive games. It is the first time since 2000 that Germany has lost consecutive competitive matches, following a 3-0 defeat to the Netherlands on Saturday.

The result means Germany, the 2014 World Cup winner which was eliminated in the group stage in Russia, cannot advance to the Final Four tournament in June for the Nations League top-tier group winners.