Saturday, 28 November 2015

From Bratwurst To Sunflower Seeds: What Football Fans Across Europe Eat

UEFA have taken it upon themselves to find out and reveal the different types of food that fans decide to eat at football matches across Europe.

The governing body has got correspondents in each member nation to report back with the most popular food eaten at their stadiums and published it on UEFA.com. Some aren’t so surprising, with pies eaten in England and bratwurst in Germany.
Bratwurst are fairly popular in Germany (Picture: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)
Bratwurst are fairly popular in Germany (Picture: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)
However, there are some odd choices.

Estonians and Lithuanians apparently like to tuck in to some garlic bread, while the Turkish are in to drinking aryan – a ‘salted yoghurt drink’.

In the Czech Republic the klobása sausages they eat are so unhealthy that ‘if a footballer was seen eating klobása he would be fined by his coach’.
This might not be as bad as the Greeks though, who eat ‘Vromiko’. It literally translates as ‘filthy’, because of the hygiene at vendors.

Vast swathes of the continent are happy enough eating sausages, pies, or sunflower seeds though, and this doesn’t look like changing any time soon.

Take a look below for the full list of what each nation favours at their football grounds:

What nations across Europe eat at their football grounds

Albania: Qebab or Qofte
Andorra: Sunflower seeds
Albania: Sunflower seeds
Austria: Schnitzelburgers
Azerbaijan: Sunflower seeds
Belarus: Sunflower seeds
Bosnia: Salted grapes and pumpkin seeds
Belgium: Chips and mayonnaise
Bulgaria: Sunflower seeds
Croatia: Seeds and peanuts
Cyprus: Breadsticks, peanuts, koubes, sticky bombes
Czezh Republic: klobása sausages and beer
Denmark: Sausages with kethup and mustard plus beer
England: Beef tea and meat pies
Estonia: Soup, hot dogs, garlic bread, and beef jerky
Faroe Islands: Coffee and sweets
Finland: Sausage with mustard, with coffee
France: Sausage sandwiches and cider
Macedonia: Sunflower and pumpkin seeds
Georgia: Sunflower seeds and peanuts
Germany: Bratwurst and beer
Gibraltar: Sunflower seeds
Greece: Vromiko (similar to a hot dog)
Hungary: Beer and sunflower seeds
Iceland: Pizza/hot dogs and soda
Israel: Sunflower seeds
Italy: Sausage and onion sandwich
Kazakhstan: Crisps and pies
Latvia: Beer and crisps
Liechtenstein: Beer and sausage
Lithuania: Beer and fried bread with garlic
Luxembourg: Beer and sausage
Malta: Cappuccino and a sandwich
Moldova: Sunflower seeds
Montenegro: Beer, sunflower seeds and peanuts
Netherlands: Beer and hamburgers
Northern Ireland: Burgers, coffee, and soup
Norway: Sausage in bread
Poland: Sausages and hot dogs
Portugal: Bifanas (a pork-steak sandwich), entremeadas (a bacon sandwich), and couratos (a pork-rind sandwich)
Republic of Ireland: Beef tea, and maybe a bag of chips
Romania: Sunflower and pumpkin seeds
Russia: Sunflower seeds, peanuts, and other nuts.
San Marino: Piarina (a flatbread with cheese and salami/ham)
Scotland: Beef tea and meat pies
Serbia: Pumpkin and sunflower seeds, sugar-glazed fruits
Slovakia: Sunflower seeds and sausages
Slovenia: Hamburgers, hot dogs, and popcorn
Spain: Sunflower seeds
Sweden: Hot dogs
Switzerland: Sunflower seeds
Turkey: Kofte emek (a meatball sandwich), and aryan (a salted yoghurt drink)
Ukraine: Sunflower seeds
Wales: Tea and meat pie

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