EURO 2020: Budapest = Bucharest

A group of France fans managed to miss their team’s Euro 2020 game against Hungary after not only travelling to the wrong stadium, but the wrong country completely.

Les Bleus were playing in the Hungarian capital of Budapest but, according to Romanian newspaper Jurnalul National, the six hapless work colleagues boarded a flight that morning that landed more than 500 miles away in the Romanian capital of Bucharest.

Budapest. Bucharest. You can see where the confusion lies.

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According to Jurnalul National, the supporters only realised their mistake once they’d arrived in Bucharest just hours before kickoff. They had been drinking in the city with some Ukraine fans they had met at the airport, where neither the Romanian flags nor the language spoken by the officials at the airport made them realise that they had landed in the wrong place and travelled into the centre of town with them on the bus.

The Ukrainians were in Bucharest quite correctly, ahead of their country’s final Group C game against Austria at the Arena Nationala.

“We thought they were Hungarian fans going to the game and we followed them, thinking that as they were from the city they knew the way to the stadium,” one of the France fans told Jurnalul National.

 

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