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Scotland followers haven’t let the horrible climate dampen their Euro spirits as they turned wet Cologne right into a dance get together.

Steve Clarke’s aspect tackle Switzerland of their second match of Euro 2024 on Wednesday, with hundreds of followers gathering within the metropolis to cheer them on.

Despite two fan zones in Cologne being closed right now attributable to extreme climate this has not stopped followers celebrating.

Tartan Army revellers have been noticed dancing alongside the German metropolis’s wet streets forward of the nationwide group’s second group stage fixture within the 50,000-capacity residence of FC Köln.

As the countdown started, some followers could possibly be seen sheltering beneath their Scotland flags and squeezing beneath brollies because the rain belted down.

But others embraced the rain – and even whipped their shirts off to frolic within the rain.

Cologne metropolis officers mentioned on social media: “Cologne, it’s going to be uncomfortable, the German Weather Service (DWD) has predicted severe weather, heavy thunderstorms and storms for today, Tuesday. Therefore, we have to cancel all events for today! We hope that we can celebrate together again tomorrow, Wednesday! Take care of yourselves!”

Some folks coated up with hats and waterproofs while others braved the everyday Scottish climate in kilts and T-shirts.

A big Scotland flag was seen masking one of many German streets the place kids have been seen to be taking part in soccer.

Located within the coronary heart of the German metropolis, Papa Joes Biersalon has been crammed with thirsty Scots effectively earlier than their beloved group take to the sector towards Switzerland.

Barmaid Mariya Faler, 25, mentioned she had been actually impressed with the Scotland followers who’d flocked to the bar in kilts and soccer shirts.

“They’ve been nice,” she informed the Express. “Mostly we’re used to different things from the UK.”

Mariya mentioned there had already been numerous banter with Scottish prospects carrying kilts, and added: “I like to make jokes with my customers and I know its the tradition [for men not to wear underwear under their kilts] so I would ask ‘so how is it under there?’

“Some of them would be like ‘oh, I’m married, I can show you this much’ and they would pull it up from the side to show their leg, it was very funny.”