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    • Scotland fans gather in Leicester Square prior to a Group D match between England and Scotland in London. Just take a look at their incredible traditional Scottish bonnets.
    • An Italy fan outside a stadium before a match.
    • England fan (L) and a Scotland fan arriving prior to a Group D football match between England and Scotland at Wembley Stadium in London.
    • Sweden supporters attend a Group E match between Sweden and Slovakia at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg.
    • Netherlands fans, who traditionally wear orange, cheer ahead of a Group C football match between the Netherlands and Austria at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.
    • A North Macedonia fan chants ahead of a Group C match between Ukraine and North Macedonia.
    • France fans are seen in the stands before a match. One could easily have guessed which team they support even if they didn’t have flags. Just take a look at those berets!
    • Spain fans wearing skirts traditionally worn by women are seen outside the stadium after a match against Sweden.
    • A female Russian fan takes a selfie in a stadium. Many of you have definitely learned the word kokoshnik - a popular decorative headdress.
    • Spain supporters pose for a picture ahead of a match between Spain and Poland at the La Cartuja Stadium in Seville.
    • Denmark fans getting ready to support their team before a match against Finland. It’s hard to imagine Danish fans without their horned helmets.
    • A young Turkey fan in Rome before a match against Italy. The kid is wearing a traditional Turkish fez.
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    Scotland fans gather in Leicester Square prior to a Group D match between England and Scotland in London. Just take a look at their incredible traditional Scottish bonnets.

    At big tournaments like the UEFA EURO championship, there is always room for national pride. For some fans, the best way to show this is by bringing flags to games or simply by wearing the jerseys of their national teams. Meanwhile, there are also those who go a little bit further to express their support.

    Even if you aren’t a fan of football, UEFA EURO 2020’s atmosphere in the crowd is guaranteed to be electrifying. As the tournament is kicking into high gear, with several teams having already made it to the quarterfinals, football fans are still in the spotlight! 

    Sputnik has selected a series of pictures highlighting people who decided to show their national pride in a slightly more peculiar way – by wearing nationally-themed costumes! 

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