Twitterati gives Euro 2016 thumbs up

The Euro 2016 has captured the attention of millions across the globe, with fans offering their reaction on every moment.

Written by Tanuj Mitra | New Delhi | Published: July 5, 2016 6:23:12 pm
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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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