In Friday’s Euro 2012 quarterfinals match, Germany, the euro zone’s economic stronghold, played Greece, the troubled nation that has already required two bailouts.
In Friday's quarterfinals match of the Euro 2012 soccer tournament, Germany, the euro zone's economic stronghold, faced off against Greece, one of the currency union's most troubled nations. Given that tension, a win became a major point of pride for both fan bases. Here, Greek fans cheer before the start of the game in Gdansk, Poland. Thanassis Stavrakis/AP