Germany must avoid defeat today in order to prevent being eliminated in the Euro 2008 group stage. That sentence isn’t one many people thought they would see but the pre-tournament favorites are just in that position after losing to Croatia in its second game of the tournament.
Germany must register a draw or win to advance to the quarterfinals, where a meeting with Portugal awaits. Before getting there though, Germany must fend off an inspired Austria team that will have the home crowd in its corner.
Croatia faces Poland in the day’s other Group B match, with Poland needing an Austria win and their own blowout win against Croatia to reach the quarters.
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