Euro 2012

Greece/Germany - Greece show Merkel what they think

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's features switched from a smile to a frown on Thursday as she was heckled by Greek fans during the two nations' politically-charged Euro 2012 quarter-final here.

Sitting chatting to UEFA president Michel Platini, Merkel appeared relaxed until the stadium camera at the Gdansk Arena showed her on the big screen and a wave of whistling and booing erupted in the Greek end.

She broke off from her discussion with the European football leader, glanced downwards and her expression changed to a glum one.

She is maintaining the pressure on Greece to toughen its austerity measures in return for continued financial assistance to the indebted, cash-strapped nation.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the Euro 2012 football championships quarter-final match Germany vs Greece on June 22, 2012 at the Gdansk Arena. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS


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