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Euro 2012: Who Won On Twitter – Infographic

Euro 2012 is history, with Spain taking home its third straight major international tournament.

Europe’s once-every-four-years spectacle was full of memorable moments on the pitch — brilliance from Cristiano Ronaldo, the stellar play of Italian wildcard Mario Balotelli and the passion of his Azzurri teammate Gianluigi Buffon, just to scratch the surface.

But who won Euro 2012 in the Twittersphere?

Spain totaled 873,000 mentions during the tournament, England totaled 849,000 and Italy was third at 716,000. Portugal star Ronaldo was tops among players, with nearly 270,000 mentions despite his squad not reaching the final game. Balotelli and Spain’s Fernando Torres — two players who faced off in the final — rounded out the individual top three with 213,000 and 188,000 mentions respectively.

Players and teams aside, it’s no surprise that goals and referees were the most tweet-generating subjects at Euro 2012. But the tournament’s most retweeted post didn’t come from a soccer player or media personality at all — rather it came from NBA star LeBron James, whose congratulatory tweet after Spain’s big win drew more than 9,000 retweets.

Overall, the tournament generated nearly 12 million total tweets — including a new tweets-per-second record for sports in the the final match between Spain and Italy.

Sports website TheScore used data from the social analytics company Sysomos to pull all these stats and more and produce the infographic below. Check it out for the full picture on how Euro 2012 played out on Twitter.

Source: Mashable.com, Thumbnail image courtesy iStockphoto, mikkelwilliam, The Score, Sysomos

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Soccer Is Dominating TV – Infographic

Buzz surrounding the ESPN broadcasts of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship almost entirely dominated cable TV chatter this week. But while soccer fans may be rowdy, basketball fanatics are this week’s clear social media champs.

When the Thunder met the Heat for Game 3 of the NBA Playoffs, there was a perfect storm of trash talk and gloating (the latter from Heat fans) that totaled more social media impressions than the top five EURO 2012 games combined. Miami beat Oklahoma City 91-85, bringing the series standings to Heat: 2, Thunder: 1.

Despite the Los Angeles Kings’ first 2012 Stanley Cup championship title, buzz over last Monday night’s hockey finals didn’t really compete…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Image courtesy of iStockphoto, subjug

EURO 2012 – Group B Is “Group Of Death” – Nothing Unusual Happened So Far

With Denmark beating the Netherlands and Germany beating Portugal in the first round of group play, nothing unusual really happened in the group of death. Two games are played, and two results are in, that’s really all.

It was clear since the draw that everything can happen in this group. It is not really a surprise that Denmark won over the Dutch and Germany over Portugal. The way how the games went confirms what everyone has expected from the beginning: Everyone can beat everyone. You can analyze the two games to death, what came out are two facts, every game has a result, and luck. On this first day the lucky winners were Denmark and Germany. None of the winners indicated that they will clearly win the second group game and none of the losers clearly indicated that they will lose the second game as well. Just as predicted.

As the games clearly displayed, it might very well happen that on Wednesday night, after two game days, all four teams might sit on three points. Anyone willing to rule this out? Even with the results from game day one turned upside down, the same conclusion would be right. In this group, like in no other, everything is possible.

While in some of the other groups we will know after game two who will advance into the knock out stages, in this group, we will have to wait until the last game is played. Nothing new here as well. Let’s all sit back and enjoy the upcoming games. It is going to be exciting until the last minute of the last game.

This is a tall order…

Fabio Capello on Wayne Rooney

I can’t believe he is considering leaving Wayne Rooney at home. I am sure he is playing. On the other hand, Rooney might be a happy camper to have a nice vacation. Advancing to the next round is not a sure thing. Sitting there and watching three games and then travel home is not that great.

EURO 2012 – Groups

England and Euro 2012 – Home before the Postcards again?

England in second group of seeds – News | FOX Sports on MSN

England in second group of seeds – News | FOX Sports on MSN.

Excitement is boiling up!

Fabio Capello optimistic…

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Estonia 1-1 Ireland, Euro ’12; Ireland goes through – News | FOX Sports on MSN

Estonia 1-1 Ireland, Euro ’12; Ireland goes through – News | FOX Sports on MSN.

Hopefully there is enough beer in Poland and Ukraine.

Well done Ireland and Giovanni Trapattoni. You guys won a well deserved trip to the Euro 2012.

Portugal 6-2 Bosnia; Euro ’12 playoff; Ronaldo shines in win – News | FOX Sports on MSN

Portugal 6-2 Bosnia; Euro ’12 playoff; Ronaldo shines in win – News | FOX Sports on MSN.

Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice, taking Portugal to the Euro 2012.

 

Brassell: Rooney-less England with different sources of versatility – News | FOX Sports on MSN

Brassell: Rooney-less England with different sources of versatility – News | FOX Sports on MSN.

Two good results in friendlies don’t make you the winner of next years Euro 2012. Once the English make it into the 2nd round, they better have Wayne Rooney ready.

Giovanni Trapattoni: The cat is in the sack – ESPN Soccernet

Giovanni Trapattoni: The cat is in the sack – ESPN Soccernet.

Lawrence: Ireland trying to dodge play-off history vs. Estonia

Lawrence: Ireland trying to dodge play-off history vs. Estonia – News | FOX Sports on MSN.

Poll: Who is going to win the UEFA Champions League 2012 and the Euro 2012?

Are there always the same takers, or do we have others that can keep up now? Real Madrid, Manchester United, the newly rich from Manchester City, the host of the final, Bayern Munich? Anyone?

Euro 2012: What’s up England, Germany, Netherlands, Italy? Can you do it?

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