And final score: Greece JA JA - Germany NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN. Too bad the real Grexit doesn't have to be decided in 90 minutes.
Today's EURO 2012 quarter-final between the diminutive (in stature and in economic might) Greeks, who surprisingly made it to the knock-out rounds - 'giant-killing' Russia on the way, and the hulking football genii Germans, promises to be as packed with prowess as it is punch. Don't write Greece off too soon though as they won the whole thing in 2004, and we can only imagine there is more than a little 'payback' in mind as they walk onto the field today. While we assume the entertainment will be a little less comedic than Monty Python's famous Philosophy International between the two nations, it is must-see viewing if for nothing else to watch Frau Merkel's face as she ducks and weaves the crowd's abuse. Will there be a little friendly wager between Samaras and Merkel? Santorini perhaps in exchange for four-more-years?
GREECE - Sifakis, Torosidis, Tzavelas, Papastathopoulos, Papadopoulos, Maniatis,
Makos, Katsouranis, Samaras (we thought he was injured this morning?), Salpiggidis, Ninis (new boy).
GERMANY - Neuer, Boateng,
Lahm, Bastuber, Hummels, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Schurrle, Reus, Klose. Sitting the top 3 forwards?
Perhaps this William Banzai inspired vision will conjure some captions...
Monty Python's International Philosophy Football Match...
ESPN3's Slightly less entertaining Germany vs Greece EURO 2012 Quarter-Final (no embed so click here for link)...
Odds are that Germany wins 2-0 (with 33-to-1 odds on a 5-0 win) as the Greek defense won't cope with Klose first to score. For the long-shot the odds of a Greek win is 9-to-1 - about the same chance they have of staying in the Euro.