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Cameron celebrates as Obama and Merkel watch Chelsea beat Munich

Source : SIFY
Last Updated: Sun, May 20, 2012 14:37 hrs
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Two years ago, British Prime Minister David Cameron would've had the same look German Chancellor Angela Merkel bore on Saturday night as they both witnessed the dramatic tale of events at Munich that ended with English football club side Chelsea defeating German opponents Bayern Munich.

As the World Cup unfolded two years ago, Cameron watched in horror as England went out of the World Cup losing 4-1 to Germany, a defeat made worse by the fact that the PM was sitting next to Merkel that day.



On Saturday night, Cameron got to taste that winning feeling as he watched the finale of the game during the G-8 summit.

As the leaders gathered at a G-8 summit in Chicago to discuss politics, they discovered that they were in for another special topic that night -- football.

The leaders and other delegates witnessed former English league champions Chelsea lifting the coveted trophy in dramatic style as the game went into a penalty shoot-out after the game ended in a stalemate 1-1 after 120 minutes of grueling football.

Cameron didn't fail to hide his excitement as he watched the final scenes unfold and even threw his hands in the air and made a fist pump. US President Barack Obama, an avid sports fan most often found watching games in the US, was found with his mouth-wide open as the game ended.

Merkel bore an indifferent look that makes it difficult to tell if she was upset by the result or not. The English media quite often uses the term "Old Enemy" to describe England's football battles against Germany.

While the English national team has struggled in recent years against German opposition, Cameron would've enjoyed seeing Chelsea pull one over Munich in their own turf (the final was held at Munich's home ground Allianz Arena).

Obama, caught in the middle of the two leaders, looked engrossed throughout in the game but didn't react as Cameron did.

Newly elected French President Francois Hollande was also there witnessing the game which ended with Chelsea's Didier Drogba clinching the trophy with his winning penalty.

The four world leaders watched the game during the G8 summit where Cameron has called for world leaders to draw up "strong contingency plans" for the break-up of the euro after discussing the European debt crisis with Barack Obama.


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