They may not be doing much of anything else lately (except for now proudly accepting Spiderman towels are collateral of course), but the European Central Bank sure is a fan of football, and the fact that three of the four teams in the Semi-finals come from countries officially funded by the ECB. We do have the feeling that letting Germany slip into the congratulatory tweet below was a mistake that will cost someone their taxpayer funded job.
Congratulations to Germany, Spain, Portugal and Italy #euro2012— Eur. Central Bank (@ecb_europa_eu) June 24, 2012
Ironically, while it has been the world against Merkel in bailoutnomics for the past several months, the key battle for Europe has now shifted to the football stadium as well.