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    • Turkey fans inside the stadium before the Turkey v Wales match which Wales won 2-0, at Baku Olympic Stadium, Azerbaijan on 16 June 2021.
    • An Italian fan is on the edge of her seat as she watches the match at Rome's Stadio Olimpico between Turkey and Italy on a big screen in Rome on 11 June 2021. Italy won the match 3-0.
    • A Swiss fan poses in the stands before the match between Italy and Switzerland at Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 16 June 2021 which Italy won 3-0.
    • Ukraine fans dance before the Euro 2020 football match between Ukraine and Austria in the old city district of Bucharest, Romania on 21 June 2021. Austria won 1-0.
    • A fan walks onto the pitch during the match between Finland and Belgium at the Krestovsky stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia on 21 June 2021. Despite, or perhaps because of her presence, Belgium won 2-0.
    • Czech Republic fans pose before the match between Croatia and the Czech Republic at the Hampden Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on 18 June 2021. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
    • Italy fans cheer their team as they watch on a giant screen, from an official fan zone at Piazza del Popolo in Rome, the Italy v Wales game on 20 June 2021. Italy won 1-0.
    • A Russian fan is seen before the Finland v Russia game at the Krestovsky stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia on 16 June 2021. Russia won the match 1-0.
    • Scotland supporters laugh as they enjoy watching the match between England and Scotland at Wembley stadium in England on 18 June 2021. The match ended in a 0-0 draw.
    • Portugal fan poses outside the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany before the Portugal v Germany match on 19 June 2021. Germany won 4-2.
    • A woman watches a game on a big screen in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
    • Ukraine fan before the match between her country and North Macedonia in the Arena Nationala, Bucharest, Romania on 17 June 2021. Ukraine won 2-1.
    • A Poland fan holds up a scarf before the Spain v Poland match at La Cartuja Stadium in Seville, Spain, on 19 June 2021. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.
    • A Turkey fan before the Wales v Turkey match on 16 June 2021 at the Olympic stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan. Wales won 2-0.
    • An Italian fan ensures her hair is smooth before the match between Italy and Wales at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 20 June 2021. Italy wins 1-0.
    • A North Macedonian fan cheers before match between North Macedonia and the Netherlands at Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam on 21 June 2021. Netherlands wins 3-0.
    • Italy fans cheer their team as they watch on a giant screen, from an official fan zone at Piazza del Popolo in Rome, the match between Italy and Wales at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on June 20, 2021. Italy wins 1-0.
    • Turkish fans get hyped up before the Wales v Turkey match at the Olympic stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan on 16 June 2021. Wales wins 2-0.
    • Russian supporters cheer in the Krestovsky stadium in Saint Petersburg as Russia and Belgium slog it out on 12 June 2021 and Belgium wins 3-0.
    • A lone Croatian fan in the stands of Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland before the Croatia v Czech Republic match on 18 June 2021 which ended in a 1-1 draw.
    • Germany fans pose in the stands of the Allianz Arena in Munich before the Portugal v Germany match on 19 June 2021, which Germany won 4-2.
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    Turkey fans inside the stadium before the Turkey v Wales match which Wales won 2-0, at Baku Olympic Stadium, Azerbaijan on 16 June 2021.

    The notion that football is for men only was revealed long ago to be not so much an outdated cliché as a fallacy. These days women are welcome at stadiums both as fans and players.

    With the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship now in full swing after a year-long delay because of the coronavirus pandemic, emotions are running high among players and spectators.

    Female fans traditionally were thought to come along to the match, either to cheer their favourite team or to accompany their boyfriends to the stadiums.

    Check out Sputnik's gallery to see how emotionally female football fans react to the game and - undoubtedly - make stadiums a more beautiful place to be during EURO 2020.

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