More pain for Greeks, Merkel jubilant at Euro 2012
The Associated Press
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, reacts beside UEFA President Michel Platini, left, prior to the kick-off of the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Germany and Greece in Gdansk, Poland, Friday, June 22, 2012.
After a year in which the Greek economy imploded and Germany insisted on deep austerity measures in return for bailout funds, Greek soccer fans were yearning for a victory on the playing field. It would've restored some pride and allowed the Greeks to have the upper hand, even just for a day.
It wasn't meant to be. In their European Championship quarterfinal match, as in the crisis-hit eurozone economy, German influence proved tough for Greece to overcome and the final score was 4-2.
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