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STUTTGART: International rivalries have been put aside at a campsite in Stuttgart as fans from different nations live in campsites side by side and share the common joy of following their team at Euro 2024.
As the action heats up on the field, fans make new friends, share drinks and create a festival atmosphere in a unique holiday that could end next week or next month.
“In 1990 I went with some friends to Italy for the World Cup there and it was so funny and I said then, okay, I’ll do it again,” Harald Goerz, a Germany fan from Aachen, told Reuters in front of his rented motorbike. The home.
“During that time I met my wife, we have been married for 32 years. And last year we had the idea to start this trip with the German team through Germany to all their matches.
“This has always been my dream, I told him that if there is another European Championship or a World Cup in Germany, then we will do it.”
Harald’s wife Martina, standing next to him in her Germany T-shirt, said they would make a photo album of their trip around the country, which has so far taken them to Munich and Stuttgart and then to Frankfurt, alongside a- and show the family.
“We want to have a photo album … to show our grandchildren: Look. When I tell our daughter about it, she looks at herself, lives in Cologne, and says, “It’s amazing, too bad I couldn’t come with you.” She’s also crazy about football.”
Germany have two wins in their first two games, the second a 2-0 win over Hungary at Arena Stuttgart, which is a five-minute walk from the campsite.
However, there was no animosity from the Hungarian fans who were also in the campsite.
“It’s amazing. That’s the word… after the game we come here and sit in the ‘pub’ and drink with the Scottish fans and they’re the best,” said Hungary fan Tamas Szucs, camping with his friend Zsolt Kiraly, whom he met five years ago and now travels with for international matches.
“I had some German fans here, I told them well done, good job.
“Everyone is friendly,” he added.

“No Scotland, No Party”
Scottish fans are proving popular on this tour, with thousands making the trip. At the Stuttgart campsite, the groups have gone their separate ways on the long journey from Scotland, but they are already one big family.
“I left Glasgow 10 days ago and drove a solid 24 hours to get here. And the three guys here immediately fell off the bus. They didn’t stop drinking for 24 hours. 80 cases of beer in 24 hours,” said Scotland fan John Gilmour as his colleagues cheered and raised fresh bottles of beer.
Scotland were part of the last Euros, but this one had COVID restrictions, so for some fans it was their first real chance to see their team at a European Championship since 1996.
“This has been my dream,” said Tony, a Scotland fan who lives in Blackpool, England.
“When I was younger I remember football, but I was too busy with the kids. So this time it was my dream. I didn’t miss it. And I brought my son. He was born during Euro 96, so I managed to bring him here as well.”
There will be more Scottish arrivals in Stuttgart ahead of their crucial Group A match against Hungary on Sunday, with both teams needing a win to be in contention to reach the next stage.
The chant “No Scotland, no party” will be heard right across the campsite and in town this weekend.

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