Greece faces Germany tonight in a Euro Cup elimination match that feels oh, so similar to the current euro economic crisis.
(Update: Germany won the match 4-2).
As GlobalPost's Alex Besant wrote ahead of the game, the match "will have the spectre of European politics hanging over it."
The match will be not only be about football in the eyes of many Greek fans, but about revenge for the austerity measures imposed upon the country by Germany. Insulted, criticized and beaten down, Greeks see this match as a repudiation of the strife that their country has gone through in the last few years.
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Here, GlobalPost breaks down how soccer, called football by those across the pond, is like the euro crisis:
-- Referees are corrupt.
-- There is a strong sense of nationalism.
-- Riots are always a possibility.
-- There is a great deal of pain.
-- There's lots of repetition.
-- Greece is the underdog.
-- The outcome is uncertain.
-- Americans don't understand it.
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