The highly anticipated Euro 2020 football tournament is due to get under way on June 11, after a year-long delay due to Covid-19. Here are some ways that you can get into the spirit of the beautiful game, whether you’re watching from the front row or the comfort of your own home.
Watch it in person
What could be better than watching the Euros live pitch-side at one of the 11 hosting cities? Whether you’re going with your friends and family to make a weekend of it or are following matches around the continent, you can have plenty of fun and explore the history of each city while you do so. The cost of tickets, travel and accommodation can quickly add up so it could be worthwhile making a budget and ensuring you stick to it.
Watch it at home
Watch the matches from the comfort of your own home and enjoy the games in safe surroundings. This is a great option for those who might still be a little apprehensive of travelling or didn’t manage to grab a ticket.
This way, you can also watch the games on catch-up TV if you’re busy while they’re live – perfect for those at work during the showings. There are plenty of networks and channels across the continent that are showing each match, so you can rest assured you won’t miss a single goal wherever you are!
Host your own football party
If you and your pals are football fanatics, the best way to celebrate in style is with your own football garden party. You could incorporate it into a barbecue or buffet with tasty football-related snacks and even encourage attendees to dress up as players or countries that are taking part.
You could also turn it into a game and see who’s got the best football knowledge or each pick a team to win and see how far you can go. Just be sure to abide by social distancing rules and be respectful of your neighbours!
At the pub
Nothing quite says ‘British summertime’ like watching a game of football on the big screen TV at the pub – it’s even better if you can catch a few rays of sunshine in the beer garden. Most mainstream sports bars will be showing the Euros and might even be organising a few watch parties or special events for the momentous occasion.