Posted June 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
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It's about the Euros, not the euro. Although Chancellor Angela Merkel is Germany's most prominent fan, coach Joachim Loew picks the lineup. Therefore, Loew is glad to stay out of politics ahead of a potentially highly charged European Championship quarterfinal match against Greece. The Greek public has been angered by Merkel's tough stance in the Greek debt crisis, insisting on strict austerity measures in return for a bailout. The media in the two countries already have started trading barbs ahead of the match. Germany's mass-circulation Bild newspaper commented Tuesday: ''Be happy dear Greeks, the defeat on Friday is a gift. Against Jogi Loew, no rescue fund will help you.'' Greece is the most troubled country in the eurozone and Germany is the largest contributor to the various bailout and firewalls. Berliner Kurier newspaper printed a cartoon Tuesday of a government spokesman telling the German press ''our stance on Greece remaining in the eurozone depends entirely upon how...
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