Greece is an underdog, in many ways. But it faces particularly long odds in Friday's game against Germany in the Euro 2012 quarterfinals.
This is football we're talking about. Soccer for you Yanks.
The match, in official parlance, is fraught with political overtones.
(Insert witty sports metaphor here).
For Greece, it presents an opportunity to score a symbolic victory over the nation's "paymaster," as the Germans have become known.
But there is something else riding on the game: Money.
On this score, Germany is by far the safer bet, according to the odds-makers at sportingbet.com.
The bookies give Germany 3/10 odds. Greece gets 17/2, meaning a 2 pound bet would yield a 17 pound payout if Greece wins.
Kick off is at 2:45 p.m. ET.
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