Worksheet: Countries and Nationalities – Europe


The 2016 European Championship qualifiers start this weekend. 53 teams from the UEFA zone will participate in these qualifiers but do you know the names of the adjectives used to describe these countries? In this worksheet we feature the names of all the countries and the adjectives to describe their nationalities (for example ‘The French team’; ‘the new English captain’ or ‘the Irish fans’). Download the pdf and see how many country names or adjectives you know.

Download the Countries and Adjectives worksheet here

Other Links

  • You can find some more worksheets on nationalities here (from the 2010 World Cup)
  • UEFA’s 2016 European Championship home page
  • The World Factbook includes information on country names and adjectives used to describe them.
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