The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Fans don’t rate home nations’ chances


Only one in 20 Britons believe a home nation will win the European football championsh­ips which start this week, according to a study.

Northern Ireland’s fans are most confident of their team going all the way, with 11% thinking they will make the final, and 6% believing they can lift the cup.

One in 10 Welsh fans think Wales can make the final with 5% imagining they will win the entire tournament.

England’s fans are less confident of making the final, with only 8% believing they will make it to the end of the tournament and just 4% predicting they will lift the trophy.

A survey of over 3,000 adults by the Co-op found that a fifth believed Andy Murray could make it to the Wimbledon final, 11% think there will be a home winner at the Open golf championsh­ip, and almost 20% expect to see a British racing car winner at Silverston­e.

Euro 2016 begins tomorrow when the host nation, France, open the tournament with a match against Romania which kicks-off at 8pm.

England open their campaign against Russia on Saturday.

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