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Germany fans at Euro 2024: A guide to Scotland’s opponents

Germany fans at Euro 2024 will be among the most abundant at the tournament given they are the host country of the competition.

Scotland will face Germany in the opening game of Euro 2024, on June 14 at the Munich Football Arena, with kick-off scheduled for 8pm local time.

The two nations have battled it out a total of 17 times over the years, with Germany emerging victorious on eight of those occasions.

A guide to Germany fans at Euro 2024

Germany fans at Euro 2024
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How many Germany fans at Euro 2024?

Well, the easy answer is the entire country. But, for this match specifically, UEFA has previously stated that all participating nations, including hosts Germany, will be allocated a total of 10,000 tickets for matches in the group stage.

However, given the fact that Germany are of course hosting the tournament, there will likely be far more German fans at the game than that number, either through purchasing resale tickets or alternative methods.

They will almost certainly be in a party-like mood too given that Germany will be relaxing the majority of their strict noise laws for the entire tournament – meaning that the native supporters will be keen to make the most of it.

Speaking ahead of the tournament, German Environment Minister, Oliver Krischer, said: “We want this great football festival to be able to take place in the stadiums and at major events with public viewing.

“But also in the small corner pub and in the beer garden, where football fans want to watch and celebrate.”

So prepare yourselves Scotland fans, it is gonna be a noisy one.

Germany fans to put on a united front

Unlike a lot of fans from the United Kingdom, our German counterparts have demonstrated time and time again that they are incredibly united as a group, and when attempting to achieve a common goal, work very well together.

This has been showcased numerous times just this season alone, with the vast majority of football fans in the country protesting against the idea of foreign investors being able to increase their control over clubs.

Tennis balls, chocolate coins, remote-controlled cars and even smoke bombs have all been used during the campaign to disrupt play and ensure their voices were heard. They were determined to preserve the authenticity and integrity of their football pyramid – and they were successful in doing so.

They will surely be right behind their national team at Euro 2024, and will likely be an intimidating fanbase as a result.

Expect great tifos from Germany fans at Euro 2024

Germany fans at Euro 2024
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German football fans are also famous for being some of the most passionate and creative in the world, with Borussia Dortmund supporters arguably the pick of the bunch.

Their infamous yellow wall and endless stream of tifos and banner displays are notorious in the sport and often leave many of us watching on with envy.

So, Scottish fans, expect more of the same during your match with them on June 14 and bring your A-game if you wish to impress.

Will violence be an issue?

We cannot know for sure, but what is certain is that there has been a sharp rise in violent offences relating to football in Germany in recent months. In fact, earlier this month, 155 police officers sustained serious injuries after a mass brawl occurred between two sets of rival fans in Berlin.

The incident led to an array of government officials and authoritative figures in the country, such as Berlin's Senator of Sports publicly shaming the supporters involved.

It certainly tarnished the country's reputation ahead of Euro 2024, and with a monumental number of fans expected to travel to the region from a variety of different backgrounds, tensions could be high among fanbases come June 14.


Harry Dowsett

Freelance football writer with experience writing for multiple digital platforms, such as GIVEMESPORT. Recently graduated from Portsmouth University with a media studies degree - completing a dissertation on the evolution of sports journalism in the process. He has a love for Arsenal Football Club and a passion for football as a whole.

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