98% Of England Fans Didn’t Consider Denmark As A Serious Euro Rival
As England prepare to face Denmark in the semi-finals of UEFA EURO 2020™, research from Booking.com shows that 98% of English fans didn’t consider Denmark as serious rivals for the tournament before it began, despite having lost to the Scandinavians when the two teams last met in October.
Booking.com, the Official Accommodation Booking Partner of UEFA EURO 2020™, commissioned research into the attitudes and behaviours of rival European fans, ahead of the tournament, which shows that England fans ranked rivals as follows: Germany (53%), France (31%), Belgium (23%) Spain (18%), Italy (13%), Portugal (11%), Croatia (4%), Netherlands (4%), Scotland (4%), Wales (3%), Denmark (2%), Czech Republic (2%).
Nearly a fifth of Danish fans (17%) named the Three Lions as one of their main rivals not far behind Germany (25%), France (23%) and Spain (20%).
Denmark now stand between England and the final, where the Three Lions will have an opportunity to win their first major international football trophy since the 1966 World Cup. The iconic Wembley Stadium, where England won the Jules Rimet trophy 55 years ago, will be the venue for both semi-finals and the final.
Despite the rivalry, over a third of Danish fans (35%) voted England as the top foreign destination to watch a football game live in a stadium, and many of the away supporters who are able to travel to Wembley, will be looking forward to watching a match at this historic venue.
England is also a popular travel destination for the Danes, with nearly two thirds (62%) of Danish fans saying they’ve visited the country in the past. Nearly a fifth of England supporters (18%) have visited Denmark.