Both Germany and Hungary are trying avoid early elimination from the European Championship.

The Hungarians need to win when the team meet on Wednesday, the Germans don’t.

The match will take place following a request to light the stadium in rainbow colors to protest what the Munich city council said was the “homophobic and transphobic legislation of the Hungarian government.”

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UEFA turned down the council’s application. It previously gave the go-ahead for Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to continue wearing a captain’s armband with the rainbow colors “considering that it was promoting a good cause, i.e. diversity.”

It will be the first competitive match between Germany and Hungary since the “Miracle of Bern” in the 1954 World Cup final, when the West German team came from behind to defeat a…

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