Germany advances with 2-goal win

June 23, 2012
By Associated Press


GDANSK, Poland -- With Chancellor Angela Merkel cheering every step of the way, Germany dominated Greece -- on the soccer field.

The Germans reached the European Championship semifinals for a record seventh time by beating Greece 4-2 Friday in a match played amid the contentious political backdrop between the countries.

But just as in the real world, where Germany has been a major contributor ...

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