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Warning issued to Brits wanting to drink alcohol at Euro 2024

Warning issued to Brits wanting to drink alcohol at Euro 2024

Footie fans flocking to Germany have been warned certain behaviour could see them banned from stadiums.

We've seen a few slithers of sun of late and now all anyone can think about is summer.

You might have holidays, festivals or simply the warm weather on your mind, but football fans are daydreaming about Euro 2024.

Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to flock to Germany for the 17th UEFA European Championship which is scheduled to take place from 14 June to 14 July.

The country have lifted the trophy three times themselves, but have not hosted a major tournament since the 2006 FIFA World Cup - so it is expected to roll out the red carpet for this.

Fixtures at this summer's 'showpiece event' will take place in ten different cities which boast world-class stadiums, including the Olympiastadion Berlin in the capital.

The likes of Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Dortmund, Leipzig, Gelsenkirchen, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf will also be in on the action.

Sports fans are currently gearing up to watch Scotland take on Germany in the opening match of Euro 2024 at Bayern Munich's home ground on 14 June.

Brits intending on a booze up have been warned to reconsider.
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Two days later on 16 June, the Three Lions will play their first game against Serbia in Gelsenkirchen at the Arena AufSchalke.

And you know full well that Brits are going to be right behind them - in fact, UK and German authorities predict around 500,000 will travel to watch this year's tournament.

However, this could increase to a whopping 800,000.

But those making the trip across Europe who enjoy a tipple or two have been issued a warning by the Foreign Office.

And if you don't stick to the rules, you could get banned from games - so listen up!

The UK government body reminded boozers that the Germans know how to brew beer and how to drink it a lot better than some of the lightweights here.

Beer in Germany can be a lot more powerful than the UK.
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So they don't want any footie fans overestimating themselves and underestimating the power of the pilsners, resulting in them being three sheets to the wind before kick off.

The average strength of typical beers and lagers sold on our soil is 4.4% ABV, according to Drinkaware, whereas it usually lands somewhere between 4.7% and 5.4% ABV for traditional brews in Germany.

However, there are some which have an alcohol by volume content of as much as 16% - and sometimes even more.

So make sure you take it steady lads.

The Foreign Office's Euro 2024 travel guidance for Germany states: "Beer can be stronger than in the UK, so drink responsibly, know your limits and respect local laws.

"You may not be let into the stadium if you drink too much."

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