Many say politics and sport should never mix but it’s hard to avoid both subjects ahead of tonight’s Euro 2012 quarter-final clash between Germany and Greece.
Both nations have been at each other’s throats in recent months over the ongoing crisis in the Eurozone.
On the surface things appear much simpler on the football field with Joachim Low’s men winning all three group matches.
However as we all know the Greeks love their role as party-poopers so much that the media in Athens have adopted it as their slogan
Elsewhere Portugal have become the first nation to reach the semi-finals while England’s goalkeeper insists he won’t be paying too much attention to his Manchester City team-mate Mario Balotelli.
A late goal from Portugal's captain settled a one-sided quarter-final.
England goalkeeper Joe Hart does not believe Manchester City team-mate Mario Balotelli will ever be bothered about the numerous stories that appear about him. (London Evening Standard)
Bild leads with the headline "Bye Greece, Today We Can Not Save You."
But Fernando Santos’ side are aiming to cause the shock of the tournament tonight (Athens News)
Undefeated against Spain in competition, France will try to keep it going in the quarterfinals Saturday (L’Equipe).
14 players from France and Spain are partners in their respective clubs (Marca).
The Manchester City striker takes some time out preparing for the England match (Daily Mail).
Loew leaves the politics to Merkel for Greek clash (AFP)
The England manager is fondly remembered by Inter fans for his voice and even took part in a bizarre comedy sketch (The Guardian)
In this section
- STV Sports Daily at the Euros: Spain v France plus last night's goals
- Peter Katsiris discusses Greece, defence and how to beat Germany
- Germany 4-2 Greece: Reus slams in winner to see Germany into the semi-final
- STV Sports Daily at the Euros: Germany v Greece plus last night's goals
- Georgios Samaras out to bring some cheer to his troubled homeland
- Euro 2012 Wrap: Horror film ghost girls, Tetris and Denmark's Roy Race
- Greece 1-0 Russia: Stubborn Greece send Russia home with Warsaw victory
- What do the Greek supporters make of Georgios Samaras?
- Czech Republic back in contention after reverting to their passing game
- STV Sports Daily at the Euros: Kuba's screamer, Czechs cash in