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

Switzerland fans at Euro 2024 will provide creative red displays and noise in abundance for their group-stage matches. They will be hoping that their team can go further than in Euro 2020 when they lost in the quarter-finals to Spain on penalties.

This will be the Red Crosses’ third consecutive appearance at the European Championships.

Murat Yakin’s side open their tournament on 15 June against Hungary before playing Scotland four days later. They finish their group stage campaign at Deutsche Bank Park on 23 June against the hosts, Germany.

How many Switzerland fans at Euro 2024?

Each nation participating in Euro 2024 received 10,000 tickets to allocate to their supporters. If countries demanded more than the available tickets, the remaining ones were allocated through a lottery system for people who had registered as “Fans of Switzerland” on UEFA’s ticket portal.

Switzerland fans at Euro 2024
Switzerland have now qualified for the European Championships on three consecutive occasions – Stanislav Krasilnikov/Tass/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo by Icon Sport – Photo by Icon Sport

The first stage of sales was reserved for the three groups outlined on the Swiss Football Association website. These were: Partner, Football Fans Premium Club, and Supporter associations (Friends of the national football teams & Fankurve Switzerland). “Fans of Switzerland” who were successful in the ballot were then given the opportunity to buy tickets in the second stage.

All of these are digital, with no paper or print-at-home option to avoid fraud and counterfeiting. There will be a large number of Switzerland fans at Euro 2024 in Germany to support the nation, particularly as it has the second highest population of Swiss people, behind France.

Switzerland fan membership system

There are currently over 1,500 Switzerland national football team members. The membership system can be split into five different categories: Qualifian, Fankurve member, golf, silver, or bronze donor. Qualifan and Fankurve are the cheapest options, which gives a 25% discount for one ticket per game, as well as free admission to women’s and youth team matches.

The gold membership is the most expensive, and it provides you with four guaranteed tickets per home game for the men’s national team. You can register to become a member using the following link: https://fussballfreunde.ch/mitglied-werden/

Who are ‘Fankurve Schweiz’?

Fankurve Schweiz are the main supporters group of the Switzerland national football team and will travel to Germany in their numbers this summer to support their team.

They are responsible for pre-match pyrotechnics and choreographies within the stadium, especially for big European Championship and World Cup qualification matches. Fankurve Schweiz has their own shop with merchandise and a coach trip booking system for their upcoming away matches.

Switzerland fans at Euro 2024
Fankurve Schweiz at the UEFA Euro 2020 round of 16 match against France. (Foto von Cristi Preda/DeFodi Images) Photo by Icon Sport – Photo by Icon Sport

You can view their Linktree page here. The popular group will put on red and white displays for their three group stage matches in June, with the logo and name of their fan group also visible.

They have a specific ‘Choreos’ section on their official Instagram account, @fankurveschweiz, which shows pictures and videos of old banners and displays.

Swiss fans’ viral moment in 2021

Many people will remember the viral social media clip that was posted in 2021 during Switzerland’s penalty shootout victory against France in the last 16 of Euro 2020. A Swiss supporter named Luca Loutenbach was recorded looking dejected when France were 3-2 up with a minute to go in the match.

However, minutes later, he was seen wildly celebrating with his top off to celebrate his nation’s equaliser, perfectly summarising what it means to be a football fan. He was then given free tickets to their quarter-final against Spain and various other perks from the Swiss Tourism Office and Swiss Air.


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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