Translation: “Bye, bye Greeks. Today we won’t be able to save you!”
This afternoon, in the special nation created for the event, Polkraine, Germany gets to take out its aggression against a team of Greeks whose uniforms Germany paid for (by and through adidas). But adidas is not the only form of shackle that Greece must wear in this game. The bailout they took whole heartedly along with the austerity they semi-accepted have weighed down their country and raised hopes if not expectation of the team. They are financially and perhaps morally indebted to the Germans. The Greeks need a victory here to increase citizen morale. On the other hand, should Germany lose, they will most likely invade.
Germany should win, for all the stereotypical reasons, better organized, more efficient use of human capital, etc. But soccer and nationalism are funny things and sometimes produce unusual results.
UPDATE: Germany won, 4-2, which means Greece now has to pay back the bailout on an accelerated timetable.