Merkel delights in German Euro 2008 win
Though German chancellor is busy with EU Summit, she finds moments to enjoy Germany’s victory over Austria…20 June 2008
BELGIUM - German chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her delight in the early hours of Friday about Germany's semi-final berth at the Euro 2008 football tournament.
"A sensational game," said Merkel in Brussels at a European Union summit. "Germany has a reason to be happy and so has the team."
The EU summit denied Merkel watching the game either on TV or in the stadium in Basle, Switzerland, but she was informed about the score via SMS text messages by government spokesman Ulrich Wilhelm.
Merkel watched Germany's 1-0 victory over Austria in the Vienna stadium on Monday and could be back there for next week's semi-final and possibly the final if Germany makes it.