EURO 2016 kicks off in Paris on June 10th. Here is all you need to know about Chengdu Fan Feedback and Predictions. Vive Le Foot!

Meet the Fans

We talked to some fans from counties involved in EURO 2016 who are living in Chengdu for their perspective on the upcoming games.

 

Name: Petr

Nationality: Czech

Occupation: Diplomat

How long in Chengdu: 9 months

Where will you be watching the games: Most probably some of Chengdu’s expat pubs and sport bars

Expectations for the tournament: Last 16 would be great, quarterfinals are more or less a dream.

Name: Filip

Nationality: Croatian

Occupation: DJ

How long in Chengdu: 2.5 years

Where will you be watching the games: Kind of hard to say, there are many good places to watch the games.

Expectations for the tournament: I guess we all expect of respected countries to win, haha. You should watch out for Alen Halilovic – the kid is going to do some great stuff in the future.

 

Name: Zach

Nationality: Swiss

Occupation: Owner of Lazy Pug

How long in Chengdu: 8

Where will you be watching the games: First two in Chengdu, third in Thailand and hopefully the rest in Switzerland.

Expectations for the tournament: Quarterfinals at best. Watch out for Granit Xhaka. Potentially the breakout star of the tournament.

 

Name: Daniel Fuchs

Nationality: Austrian

Occupation: PhD student

How long in Chengdu: 6 months

Where will you be watching the games: Probably at home with friends in Chengdu. From the semifinals onwards at one of the public viewing spots in Vienna

Expectations for the tournament: If nobody gets injured, and with a bit of luck, the team might reach the quarterfinals.

 

Name: Fredrik

Nationality: Swedish

Occupation: IKEA store manager

How long in Chengdu: 1 year 1 month

Where will you be watching the games: Shamrock

Expectations for the tournament: Quarterfinals

 

Name: Rafa

Nationality: Romanian

Occupation: Deputy Sales Manager

How long in Chengdu: 5 months

Where will you be watching the games: Shamrock

Expectations for the tournament: Semifinals

 

Name: Harry B

Nationality: Northern Irish

Occupation: Teacher

How long in Chengdu: 2.5 years

Where will you be watching the games: Leg & Whistle probably

Expectations for the tournament: Northern Ireland to win the whole thing!

 

Name: Joe Barker

Nationality: Welsh

Occupation: Teacher

How long in Chengdu: 1 year

Where will you be watching the games: Around Chengdu or in my house depending on the kickoff times. One thing is for certain “Always shit on the English side of the bridge” will be sung loudly wherever the location.

Expectations for the tournament: To be drawn against England has given the dragons an extra motivation and our main focus will be embarrassing them. We are capable of doing well in this group and can definitely make it through if Bale and Ramsey stay fit. But overall, we’re just happy to be involved. Cymru am byth!

 

Name: Iker

Nationality: Spanish

Occupation: Businessman

How long in Chengdu: 6 years

Where will you be watching the games: Shamrock. Nice terrace, cold beers and football on TV. What more do you want?

Expectations for the tournament: If Spain win the tournament it would be historic, 3 in a row! But I’m not confident about it. If we can make the semifinals anything can happen. I’m happy as long as France are not champions, haha.

 

Name: Rob Brien

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Education Administration

How long in Chengdu: 10 years

Where will you be watching the games: I’ll be watching the Ireland games in the stadiums in France!

Expectations for the tournament: Ireland are in the toughest group, but I’m quietly confident of making it through. Once we show pride and passion I’ll be happy.

 

Name: Paulo Sérgio Freitas

Nationality: Portuguese

Occupation: Football Coach

How long in Chengdu: Since September 2013

Where will you be watching the games: I’ll probably watch the majority of games at home.

Expectations for the tournament: I have a strong conviction that Portugal will go to the knockout phase, and after that…anything can happen!

 

Name: Michele (Mike)

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: Teacher

How long in Chengdu: 2.5 years

Where will you be watching the games: McElroy’s or Leg & Whistle most likely

Expectations for the tournament: Top 4 wouldn’t be bad in my opinion

 

Name: Taras

Nationality: German

Occupation: Marketing Manager

How long in Chengdu: 2 years

Where will you be watching the games: Where cold beverages are served. I’ll be back home in Hannover from the quarterfinals onwards.

Expectations for the tournament: Expectations in Germany are high after the 2014 World Cup win. The team can make the final but let’s see what Italy and Spain are up to this year. The last title win for Germany was in 1996, so it’s about time for another this summer!

 

Name: Timothee Favre

Nationality: French

Occupation: Trade Advisor

How long in Chengdu: 9 months

Where will you be watching the games: In the bar with my teammates

Expectations for the tournament: All the way to the final!

 

Name: Liam

Nationality: English

Occupation: Business Partner at 老外here

How long in Chengdu: over 2 years

Where will you be watching the games: Probably at the Shamrock; however, during the World Cup 2 years ago Jiuyanqiao had a great atmosphere so I may go there too.

Expectations for the tournament: It’s great to see so many new faces in the England squad now. The squad has a fresh feeling. I’m a Liverpool fan but would love to see Kane and Vardy up front together. We don’t look strong at the back and that will be a problem. I predict we will make the quarterfinals but obviously want us to go further.

 

Name: Dieter Vanonckelen

Nationality: Belgian

Occupation: Co-founder/Co-owner Beer Nest I & II

How long in Chengdu: 6 years

Where will you be watching the games: The Beer Nest

Expectations for the tournament: Top 4. The expectations for the Belgian squad have never been higher entering an international football tournament. The Red Devils arrive in neighboring France as the top ranked team in the world (a slightly generous honor). Hopefully the young team can make their underdog position true.

 

Name: Filip

Nationality: Polish

Occupation: Teacher

How long in Chengdu: 1 year 5 months

Where will you be watching the games: Big games in some bars like the Leg & Whistle. Mostly I’ll watch at home on CCTV5.

Expectations for the tournament: Leave the group stage at the very least. Polish people are really excited about the Euros this year. With Lewandowski and Milik up front, we expect to see a lot of goals.

 

Name: ilgiz

Nationality: Russian

Occupation: Model

How long in Chengdu: 2 years

Where will you be watching the games: I’ll be watching the games on holiday in Russia.

Expectations for the tournament: Exit from group

 

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