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CEPER research: Germany is the favourite of the European football championship, Croats believe in their team the most

06/12/2024   •   Customer news
CEPER research: Germany is the favourite of the European football championship, Croats believe in their team the most
More than half of the respondents in Serbia (57 per cent) plan to watch the upcoming European Championship, which is close to the average in Central Europe, given that 60 per cent of the respondents at the level of this region have the same plans, according to a survey conducted by CEPER. 

One of the most watched and anticipated sporting events begins on June 14, and fans across Central Europe are heavily predicting its outcome. 

Of the ten surveyed countries, Croats are undoubtedly the most excited about the upcoming championship, as 81 per cent of Croatian respondents plan to watch at least some of the football matches, while in most countries 43 to 69 per cent of respondents plan to follow the European Championship. Hungary and the Czech Republic are the only two countries where less than half of respondents plan to follow the competition - in Hungary 47 per cent and 46 per cent of respondents in the Czech Republic answered that they would follow this sporting event. 

Just a few weeks before the start, when the survey was conducted, 37 per cent of respondents in Central Europe showed no interest in the competition, compared to the aforementioned 60 percent. 

Who are the favourites?

Many football fans from Central Europe will not only follow the performances of the 24 competing countries, but also have strong beliefs about the most likely winner, which is why CEPER asked them to name the team they believe is most likely to emerge as the winner of the competition. 

In six countries, including Serbia, Germany was declared the most likely champion, while the most respondents in three countries predicted France's victory in the final. Croats confirm their euphoria on the occasion of the championship by believing in their own victory - 46 per cent of the respondents from the neighbouring country are convinced that their team will become the champion of Europe. 

Italy, which will fight to defend its title of champion from 2020, is not seen as this year's champion in any of the ten surveyed countries by more than 8 per cent of respondents. All in all, it can be concluded that respondents from the region expect either France or Germany to win the first place - at the level of the entire region, 18 per cent of respondents predict France, while for 17 per cent of respondents, Germany is the future champion. 

The participants of the survey not only look forward to the game of their national teams, but also have expectations. After Croats, Austrians have the most faith in their national team - 16 per cent of them expect Austria to emerge as the winner of the competition. 10 per cent of the respondents from our country see Serbia as the favourite to win, while in Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia 5 per cent or less of the respondents are convinced of the victory of their national team. Bulgaria is the only one of the surveyed countries whose national team did not qualify for the championship. Bulgaria's favourite is Germany.
CEPER research: Germany is the favourite of the European football championship, Croats believe in their team the most