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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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Inter skipper Zanetti talks up Tevez deal

Inter skipper Zanetti talks up Tevez deal – ESPN Soccernet.

It is very difficult to understand why someone would hire Carlos Tevez, especially in Europe. His problem is, he wants to go home and that is not better solved in Italy. That nobody in South America is able to pay the transfer “fee” is a difficult problem for Tevez. After messing up with everyone in England all that is left are his friends in other European clubs that try to get hima a job.

 

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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