The Greeks are proud of their history and did not enjoy the weight of the German jackboot on their necks, resistance was fierce and German reprisals to that resistance were even worse. That was then, this is now and the Germans are again pressing hard on the Greeks to get there economy in order.
Coming back to Frau Merkel for a moment, she likes her football, she was present when Germany thrashed Argentina in the world cup and the team considers her a good luck charm. It is quite easy to picture Frau Merkel slapping her thighs and downing a Stein as she watches with the lads.
The Greek captain, will miss the game due to suspension and his absence will be massive for the Greeks. It is always dangerous to make predictions when dealing with the Greeks, but I can't see them stopping the Shermans.
We will preview Spain V France on Friday.