EURO 2020: More than half of the fans plan to travel to watch their team’s matches

first_imgEuropean fans are preparing for the trip next summer Which European nation has the most optimistic fans?  Cover photo: Booking.com Given that matches will be played in 12 countries next summer, more than half of the fans surveyed (56%) confirm that they plan to travel both outside and inside the country to watch their team’s matches. The same is claimed by 63% of fans from Croatia. Despite only 16% of fans from Denmark believing that their team will win a major international tournament, 61% are preparing to travel inside and outside the country to watch their team’s matches.  After a series of painful relegations from the tournament and a stumble against the Czech Republic in European Championship qualifiers, English fans are the most nervous nation in general during the draw, with one in three (35%) fans feeling uneasy about their team’s success. And while nearly a third of fans (32%) think their team can make it to the very end of next year’s big international tournament, just over 1 in 10 (11%) admit they think they will never see their team win a big international tournament.  Spanish fans have high expectations of their team. More than 1/3 of Spanish fans (36%) admit that they feel nervous before the draw for the competition, but are not afraid to support their team with 59% of fans – the highest percentage of all European fans surveyed – who believe their team can leave to the end and win a big competition.  Croatia has the most optimistic fans among all participants surveyed before the draw, with more than two-thirds (67%) feeling filled with hope before the draw for the big tournament, and an impressive 45% are confident they will win the big tournament in the next few years. 97% of football fans from Croatia think so that the Croatian football team will win one of the international competitions during their lifetime. European football fans are so eager to travel to watch their team at the big tournament that almost a quarter (24%) of European football fans between the ages of 18 and 34 admit to canceling their honeymoon to watch their team live while winning a major international tournament, and the same goes for 9% of fans from Croatia. Also, more than a quarter of respondents (26%) say they would be happy to spend a lot more money on a sporting event than on a honeymoon trip, the same goes for 21% of fans from Croatia.  Interestingly, just two days ago, Airbnb signed a $ 500 million contract and became an official partner of the 2028 Olympics, while as stated in this article, Booking.com is the official partner of the UEFA EURO 2020 European Football Championship.  Booking.com, has recently become an official partner of the UEFA EURO 2020 European Football Championship in the accommodation and attractions segment. Let the global game for every tourist begin. 35% of football fans in Europe believe that their team can reach the very end “2020 will be an exciting year for sports – from the UEFA EURO 2020 European Championship in Europe to other global competitions in Japan and Australia. With a mission to make it easier for everyone to explore the world and the fact that a quarter of European fans aged 18-34 confirm they would travel just to watch their favorite team’s game, we are excited to have worked with UEFA to play our part in this to provide fans with the best possible experience as they travel to watch one of the matches. That includes simply booking the perfect accommodation and discovering everything I can do in each of the host cities. ” pointed out Arjan Dijk, Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing at Booking com. An incredible 27% of football fans even admitted that they would not mind losing their job if it meant that they could be at the stadium and watch their team perform in the historic final, and 16% of Croatian fans think the same.    An impressive 58% of football fans in Germany feel optimistic ahead of the draw for the championship groups. However, after all but unconvincing performance in the final tournament of the UEFA League of Nations in which they lost to angry rivals French and Dutch, less than a third of fans (29%) believe that their team can win the upcoming tournament, and 24% believe that their the team will not win any tournament even in the next 10 years. The results reveal an expected astonishing level of optimism across the continent, with 35% of football fans in Europe believing that their team can reach the very end and lift the trophy in a future competition, bringing us exciting moments ahead of UEFA EURO 2020 ™ . Fans from Croatia are even more optimistic, so 45% of them believe that the Croatian team will win the football championship.  Photo: HNS Research shows that fans in the Netherlands think that the UEFA EURO 2020 European Championship ™ may be too much for the Dutch chosen species. Despite a positive campaign in the UEFA League of Nations final tournament, in which the team reached the final, only 17% of respondents believe that their team can win any of the upcoming competitions. However, almost half as many Dutch fans (33%) believe their team will win some major international competition in the next four years.  Nearly 40% of football fans believe their team can win the tournament compared to 32% among male fans, and despite years of ups and downs, the older generation is still the most optimistic when it comes to their team’s prospects, with 37% of football fans in Europe over the age of 65 supports his team. France’s status as a favorite ahead of the competition is reflected in the expectation of their fan base as more than half of the fans (51%) are optimistic ahead of the draw and a third (33%) believe the French can go a step further and lift the trophy. Most of the team that finished second in the European Championship UEFA EURO 2016 ™ is still there, and with numerous dynamic reinforcements, experts seem to agree that it will be extremely difficult to beat them this time.   Just around the upcoming European Football Championship, Booking.com conducted a survey among 7.500 football fans in 11 European markets; Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain and Sweden, ahead of next week’s draw for the UEFA EURO 2020 European Football Championship, exploring what fans expect from this big competition next summer. Photo: UEFAlast_img

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