The stage is set for Europe’s biggest spectacle this week as the Euro 2016 semi-finalists take centerstage to vie for the championship title. The tournament has captured the attention of millions across the globe, with fans offering their reaction on every moment throughout the contest.
We all shall agree on the quality display of skills from every team in the championship which has left us asking for more.
The #EURO2016 semi-final lineup is complete!
Who will contest the final? pic.twitter.com/nw7HdavRIS
— UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) 3 July 2016
The tournament will be remembered for its emotional connect with the fans and their engagement on the social media. Here are some of the best moments documented on twitter.
— UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) 5 July 2016
The quarterfinal stage produced quite a feedback on twitter. The Italy versus Germany match had 4,587,873 engagements. France versus Iceland quarter final had around 3,336,781 engagements. The first quarter-final Poland versus Portugal garnered nearly 3,022,478 twitter reactions.
The top three popular teams turned out to be Germany, Portugal and Wales.
The most followed players in ascending order were Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, Gareth Bale of Wales, Renato Sanches of Portugal, Antoine Griezmann of France and Gianluigi Buffon of Italy. It was interesting to note that none of the Germany players made it into the top five popular players on social media.
One of the best moments captured around 113,700 tweets when Jonas Hector scored the last penalty in the decider against Italy.
Here are some of the top re-tweets.
delighted for Wales. What a hearty performance . Credit to Chris coleman for setting those boys up well , they knew what they were doing
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) 1 July 2016
DON’T TAKE ME HOME!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/cynlgwYzBQ
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) 1 July 2016
When you believe you achieve ✌👍🔝⚽️ pic.twitter.com/hmGmosOTLI
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) 30 June 2016
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) 2 July 2016
— ToniEmCee (@toniemcee) 30 June 2016
Since the tournament began on June 10, there have been 80 million Tweets related the Euros.
The most tweeted moment so far was when Iceland knocked out England from the round of 16, producing around 135K Tweets per min.
— Флегма (@BlLga) 3 July 2016
Twitter also looked into the games that caused the most debate. England’s loss to Iceland generated 4.8 million Tweets, while the epic quarter final clash between germany and Italy produced nearly 3.3 million tweets.
— UEFA EURO 2016 (@UEFAEURO) 2 July 2016