Euro 2012: The Fans

It might be the players on the pitch who create the sporting drama, but it’s the fans in the stands who provide the atmosphere. Whether it is the ever singing Irish, the Orange Army, the passionate Italians or the proud English, every set of fans brings somethig to the game and the stands and we salute you. [92 photos total]

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Poland fans smile before the start of their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Greece at the National stadium in Warsaw (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Polish fan waits for the start of their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Greece at the National Stadium in Warsaw (PETER ANDREWS/REUTERS) #
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Denmark supporters cheer before the start of their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Netherlands in Kharkiv (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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German fans drink beer and sing in central Lviv (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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Young Polish fans cheer before the start of their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Greece at the National Stadium in Warsaw (PETER ANDREWS/REUTERS) #
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Portugal team supporter with the painted face and national flag cheers before the start of their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Germany in Lviv (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Greece fans cheer ahead of Euro 2012 soccer match between Poland and Greece in Warsaw (PAWEL ULATOWSKI/REUTERS) #
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Poland fan reacts before the start of their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Greece at the National stadium in Warsaw (PETER ANDREWS/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' team fans pose for a photo as they party at the Euro 2012 fan zone in Kharkiv (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' team fan smiles as he relaxes at the Euro 2012 fan zone in Kharkiv (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
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A Polish fan reacts during their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Greece in Warsaw (PAWEL ULATOWSKI/REUTERS) #
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Fan of Russia wearing a mask is pictured before the start of their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Czech Republic at the City stadium in Wroclaw (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Fan of Czech Republic cheers before the start of their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Russia at the City stadium in Wroclaw (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Fans of Russia cheer before the start of their Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Czech Republic in Wroclaw (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands soccer fan smiles while at Euro 2012 fan zone in Kharkiv (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
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A German fan drinks beer in central Lviv (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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Denmark's soccer supporter poses before the Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against the Netherlands at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Denmark's soccer supporters cheer before the Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against the Netherlands at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands soccer fans march to the Metalist stadium for Euro 2012 match in Kharkiv (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
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A Germany supporter wears glasses in the colours of the Germany national flag during public screening of Euro 2012 soccer match at in Berlin (THOMAS PETER/REUTERS) #
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Germany supporter waves flags during public screening of Germany vs Portugal Euro 2012 soccer match in Berlin (THOMAS PETER/REUTERS) #
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An Irish supporter reacts before the Euro 2012 soccer match between Ireland and Croatia in Poznan (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
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A Croatian supporter holds a large flag as he cheers before the Euro 2012 soccer match between Croatia and Ireland in Poznan (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
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Polish fan wears sunglasses in shape of soccer balls as she cheers before the Euro 2012 soccer match Spain against Italy in Gdansk (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Italian fan with her face painted blows a kiss as she waits for the start of the Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Spain in PGE Arena in Gdansk (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Spanish supporter blows a kiss before the start of the Group C Euro 2012 soccer match between Spain and Italy at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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An Italian fan cheers as she waits for the start of their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Spain in Gdansk (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Spanish supporter with a heart in the Spanish colours painted on her cheek waits for the start of the Group C Euro 2012 soccer match between Spain and Italy at the PGE Arena in Gdansk (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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Ireland fan with an Irish clover painted on her face waits for the start of their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Croatia at the City Stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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A Polish soccer fan is pictured outside a soccer stadium, venue of Euro 2012 soccer championships in Warsaw (JERZY DUDEK/REUTERS) #
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Ireland fans with their faces painted in the Irish colours cheer before the start of their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Croatia at the City Stadium in Poznan (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
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Soccer fans joke from inside a bus behind a Polish policeman in Poznan (AGENCJA GAZETA/REUTERS) #
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A Spanish fan reacts during the Euro 2012 soccer match played by Spain's team against Italy at the fan zone in Gdansk (PETER ANDREWS/REUTERS) #
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France soccer fans pose in front of the Donbass Arena stadium in Donetsk (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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British soccer fan with tattooed face drinks beer in the centre of Donetsk (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
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England soccer fans shout slogans as they party in the centre of Donetsk (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
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France's soccer fans cheer during the Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against England at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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England's soccer fan cheers during the Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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England soccer fans with painted face smile during Euro 2012 soccer match between France and England at the Euro 2012 fan zone in Donetsk (VASILY FEDOSENKO/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's soccer fans with painted bodies cheer before their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against Ukraine at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's fans cheer before their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against Ukraine at Olympic Stadium in Kyiv (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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Greece soccer fan smiles before start of Euro 2012 soccer match against Czech Republic in Wroclaw (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's soccer team fan with her face painted cheers before start of the Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Greece at City stadium in Wroclaw (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #
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Greece soccer fan wearing Spartan helmet waits for start of Euro 2012 soccer match against Czech Republic in Wroclaw (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Greece soccer fans cheers as wait for start of Euro 2012 soccer match against Czech Republic in Wroclaw (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Greece soccer fan cheers before the start of the Group A Euro 2012 soccer match against Czech Republic at city stadium in Wroclaw (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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A Russian soccer fan waves Russian flag as they march to the National Stadium in Warsaw (JERZY DUDEK/REUTERS) #
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A Denmark's soccer fan with his face painted in national colors smiles in Lviv (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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Denmark soccer fans drink beer and sing in Lviv (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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A Denmark soccer fan with his face painted in national colors smiles in Lviv (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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Denmark soccer fans smile ahead of the Euro 2012 match between Denmark and Portugal in Lviv (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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A Portugal supporter is pictured before their Euro 2012 Group B soccer match against Denmark at the new stadium in Lviv (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Denmark's soccer fans with their faces painted in national colors smile before their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Portugal at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
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A soccer fan with mask in Portugal national colors and Denmark flag waits before their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match between Denmark and Portugal at the New Lviv stadium in Lviv (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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A soccer fan with Portugal and Denmark national flags painted on her face is pictured before their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match in Lviv (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Portugal and Denmark soccer fans cheer before their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match in Lviv (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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A Germany fan cheers before their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match in Kharkiv (THOMAS BOHLEN/REUTERS) #
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A Germany fan cheers before their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match in Kharkiv (THOMAS BOHLEN/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' fan cheers before their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Germany at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' fan is pictured before their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Germany at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' fans cheer before their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Germany at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (FELIX ORDONEZ/REUTERS) #
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A Germany fan cheers before their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Netherlands in Kharkiv (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' fan reacts at the end of their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Germany at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Supporter reacts after Germany conceded a goal as she watches public screening of Euro 2012 soccer match between Germany and Netherlands at Fan Mile in Berlin (THOMAS PETER/REUTERS) #
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A Croatian soccer fan poses for a picture in downtown Poznan (TONY GENTILE/REUTERS) #
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Croatian supporters cheer their national team before the Euro 2012 soccer match between Italy and Croatia at Old Market in Poznan (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
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Croatian fan with her face painted in national colours is pictured before their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Italy at the city stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Croatian fan with her face painted in national colours is pictured before their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Italy at the city stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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A Croatian fan with her face painted in national colours is pictured before their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Italy at the city stadium in Poznan (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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A soccer fan react as she watches the Euro 2012 soccer match between Croatia and Italy in the fan zone in Kiev (ANATOLII STEPANOV/REUTERS) #
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An Ireland's fan cheers before the start of their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Spain at the PGE Arena stadium in Gdansk (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Ireland's fans react during their Group C Euro 2012 soccer match against Spain at the PGE Arena stadium in Gdansk (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Sweden soccer fans are seen in Euro 2012 fan zone in central in Kiev (GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS) #
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Ukraine's soccer fan waits in front of Donbass Arena before their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France at in Donetsk (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Ukrainian soccer fan waits in front of Donbass Arena before their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France at in Donetsk (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Sweden fans wait for the start of their team's Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against England at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Ukrainian soccer fan waits in front of Donbass Arena before their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France at in Donetsk (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' fans react at the end of their Group B Euro 2012 soccer match against Germany at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Ukrainian soccer fan cheers before the Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Ukrainian soccer fan smiles as she waits for the start of the Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (YVES HERMAN/REUTERS) #
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Fan of France cheers before their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against Ukraine at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Fan of Ukraine cheers before their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS) #
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Ukrainian soccer fan cheers before Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #
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Fan of France is pictured before their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against Ukraine at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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A Croatian supporter looks on before the Euro 2012 soccer match between Italy and Croatia at Old Market in Poznan (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) #
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Fan of Ukraine strikes a Superman pose before their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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An Ukraine's fan cheers before their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #
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Fans of France kiss before their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against Ukraine at Donbass Arena in Donetsk (MICHAEL BUHOLZER/REUTERS) #
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An England fan makes a face before the start of his team's Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against Sweden at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Sweden soccer fans cheer before their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against England at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Swedish soccer fan with painted body in national flag colours cheers before their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against England at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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Poland soccer fans wait for the start of the Group A Euro 2012 soccer match between Poland and Russia at the National stadium in Warsaw June 12, 2012 (REUTERS/Pascal Lauener) #

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