Euro 2012: Experience football in Malta too
Follow the best of European football in your favourite bar
The Euro 2012 started on the 8th of June, and the fever surrounding it can be felt in Malta too. Although the Maltese National football didn’t make it to the finals of this prestigious European tournament, the month of June still sees hundreds of football fans diverting from their usual schedule in order to follow the latest developments. In fact, instead of going to some lovely beach to get a tan, many choose to go to their local bar and watch their favourite team play.
Historically, most of the Maltese tended to side with either England or Italy, something that stems from the close political and cultural relationship that Malta has between the two countries; so when either of the two teams play, both clans of supporters stops to watch and hoping that they win and the others lose. But fans of other countries can be seen all over, between tourists and expats, who patriotically carry around flags, face paints and a lot of cheering to support the dedicated professional players that compete in this acclaimed championship.
Bars and restaurants set up big screens for fans to watch the games while sipping a glass of their favourite beer with their friends. As the tournament goes on, the competition gets tougher and the excitement grows bigger, as the best teams make it to the final rounds until the winner is found in the final game on July 1st. We at malta.com would like to wish all the best to all the participating teams and their fans!