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Euro 2024: Frankfurt Mayor Displays Football Skills, Welcomes England Fans

Get ready for Euro 2024 as Frankfurt Mayor extends a warm welcome to England fans, highlighting cultural delights and football fervor.

The Lord Mayor of , Mike Josef, showcased his adept keepy-up skills in a video welcoming the England team and their supporters to the city for Euro . In the video, Mayor Josef, alongside the mayors of Cologne and Gelsenkirchen, displayed controlled footwork, setting a lively tone for the upcoming tournament.

During Euro 2024, England is scheduled to play Serbia at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen on June 16, Denmark at the Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt on June 20, and Slovenia at the Rhein Energie Stadion in Cologne on June 25.

Expressing anticipation for the event, Mayor Josef, dressed in a suit, stated, "We are looking forward to welcoming England and their fans to the beautiful city of Frankfurt." He also highlighted the presence of a vast fan zone along the river, featuring a large floating screen for game viewing amid the scenic backdrop of the city.

Mayor Josef further emphasized Frankfurt's local beverage, Ebbelwoi (Apfelwein), likening it to cider but asserting its unique appeal.

Meanwhile, Mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, encouraged visitors to explore cultural sites in the city, including the contemporary art museum, while Mayor of Gelsenkirchen, Karin Welge, recommended trying the local culinary specialty, currywurst.

Germany anticipates hosting up to 800,000 British football enthusiasts for Euro 2024. However, the UK Foreign Office has issued advisories, warning fans about the potency of German beer and urging responsible consumption to avoid being barred from stadium entry. The guidance emphasizes the disparity in alcohol content between UK and German beers, with some traditional brews in Germany boasting ABV levels exceeding 16%.

Additionally, fans are advised to ensure the validity of their passports, obtain travel insurance, and purchase match tickets solely from authorized vendors. Tickets for Euro 2024 matches will be electronic, requiring validation via mobile phones at entry points. Unauthorized sale or purchase of tickets may result in legal consequences, as emphasized by the Foreign Office's cautionary statement.

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