Portugal and Spain got back their Iberian rivalry, while Germany and Italy will fight to gain back their respect. These four teams made it up to the semi finals of Euro cup 2012 from all the 16 nations fighting for the cup.
Poland and Ukraine were the hosting nation, the venue couldn’t have been more spectacular than this, 8 cities were selected among which Warsaw, Gdańsk, Wroclaw, Poznań, Kiev Lviv are most popular tourist destinations.
5 new stadiums were built and 3 existing stadiums ( n Kiev, Poznań and Kharkiv) were renovated in order to meet the standards.
8teams qualified to go to knockout stage from the group stage, which comprised of Czech Republic, Greece, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Italy, England and France. And 4 teams qualified to semi finals, which indeed are deserving to be qualified.
Today its going to be Portugal vs. Spain and as far as their performances are concerned, the outcome of the match could be anything. Both teams have been playing superbly as Spain are the defending champions and Portugal is a tough competitor with Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani on their side they could do miracles.
Germany Vs Italy would be even more crucial as both teams have young and old players with loads of skills, agility and passion. Italy have a much more stronger defense while Germany’s counters are just outrageous.
Lets hope the deserving teams win and Euro Cup as always put on a bang on show for the fans.
EMERGING SOCIAL MEDIA FANS
Social media is growing so fastly that it’s grasping every aspect of our lives and incorporating it into the media world. Seeing that more and more people are watching football the more the social media grasps it, for example TV, internet feeds, tweeting, face book posting and the list goes on.
People use Twitter and face book to enhance their soccer understandings and for the sake of soccer movement. The more the use the more the social media is being used by them. Socialbakers offers different social media statistics regarding face book pages, applications etc.
They recently updated a infographic information detailing each team’s social media effort in Euro Cup:
England has been increasing its fan base up to 1,507,548 likes, as the above infographic image shows that England is leading on both facebook and twitter. Even YouTube position has been taken up by England, this shows that social media usage have been increasing because people feel free to share their thoughts and want to learn more through others ideas and thinking.
Facebook have made it easy to reach out others while twitter shares everyday thinking of people and at last YouTube made the visual world easily accessible to everyone. Hence this shows social media is grasping every aspect of life, soccer is one of the most watched games in the world and one of the most expensive games, which is now easily accessed by every fan.
Hence Social media is increasing lets see how long does this Era goes and what next does it comes up with.