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The Greeks, tottering and ever changing government, are trying to come to terms with fact that they cannot pay their bills. The German government, the big boy of the Euro zone, insist they can’t keep bailing them out. German Chancellor Merkel wants deeper austerity cuts to the Greek budget before any more financial help is forthcoming. The Greeks call the Germans Nazis, the Germans call the Greeks lazy. Focus magazine says the Greeks should sell off some of their national treasures, i.e. The Acropolis, the Parthenon and a few of their Islands, to pay of their debt.
The players insist that all they are thinking about is the game, in which Germany is the overwhelming favorite to win. But the Greek team is tenacious and super defensive, and could frustrate the Germans on the field of play as well as in the political arena. May the best/richest/poorest team win.
The famous British comedy troupe, Monty Python, orchestrated a soccer game between famous Greek and German philosophers from history and matched them in a life and death struggle. Soccer may not mean anything to you, financial news is all bad, therefore you could be sick of it, but good comedy is timeless. Go Socrates.Click here for reuse options!