Merkel: Germany to beat Spain 2-1 in semifinals

Chancellor Angela Merkel is predicting that Germany will beat

Spain 2-1 in their World Cup semifinal.

The German news agency DAPD reported that Merkel said “Spain is

a good team” and that Joachim Loew’s side faces a “very

difficult” task on Wednesday.

The German leader also predicted a 2-1 win in last Saturday’s

quarterfinal against Argentina. Germany exceeded her expectations

by winning 4-0.

The U.S. Embassy in Berlin says Ambassador Philip Murphy bet his

counterpart in Madrid a case of German Riesling wine that Germany

will win.

The ambassador to Spain, Alan Solomont, bet a case of Spanish

red wine that Vicente del Bosque’s team will win.