The ending chapter of the UEFA Euro 2016 in the new analysis by Alkemy Lab

What were the most-watched games? Who is the most-supported national team? These and other studies are the main topics of the new analysis made by Alkemy Lab after Portugal’s victory

These days France did not host just terror. From June 10 to July 15 2015 one of the most engaging and surprising Euro Championship took place. Alkemy Lab carefully analyzed the sport event, collecting and studying data, not only from social networks.

A careful monitoring of Twitter and a consideration on the geographical origin of the referees are the focus of the article signed by Gianni Riotta on La Stampa: “Euro 2016, l’Italia vince anche sui social” and of the one published on the information website riotta.it: “#Euro2016: la discussione continua su Twitter”.

A new analysis at the end of the championship is at the heart of the article “Campeões da Europa tra tweet e partite”, published by the editorial staff of riotta.it. On June 10 2016 the closing match took place: Portugal, couched by Fernando Santos, defeated the French who played at home at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis. As the only team who passed the group stage without any victory, Portugal surprisingly succeeded against the French national team, that has won the direct matches in the last 41 years. Despite any prevision, Cristiano Ronaldo - forced to leave the field at the 25’ for an injury - was not the one who caused the victory for the Portuguese.This was Èder who scored at the 109’ a goal from outside the box. With this victory Portugal reached the other national teams who won just one European championship: Russia, Italy, Czech Republic,Netherlands, Denmark and Greece.

Spain and Germany are for now out of reach: the first in 2012, with the final victory against Italy for 4 - 0, obtained the third Euro title reaching the German team.

During the all Euro championship, Alkemy Lab chose to analyze the tweets published by the users in the hours immediately before and after the matches, with a particular focus on their geographical position. One of the aims was to understand if the people who went to the matches had chosen to go just to one match or more. The people who went to only one game are the majority: the 79% of the users.

Unlike what happens in the national leagues, in fact, going to a game of the Euro championship doesn’t mean only to support your own team, with a specific and continuous cheering, but it means to be part of an unrepeatable and expencive show. Everyone wants to be there just once, without exaggerating.

What about the other 20,6 % of users who went to more than one game? As it emerges from Alkemy Lab’s analysis, they represent the hard supporters of the national teams. The desire to support their own team was indeed the thing that moved them. They did not have a geographical reason. Among the users who went to almost two games, in fact, the 41,6% followed the same national team and only the 17,6 % went to the same stadium.

One of the most supported national team is the Turkish one that obtained great support also from the social networks through the hastag #bizbittidemedenbitmez. Also Russia made their supporters move a lot: from the Twitter users who went to almost three games, the matches played by Russia were indeed the most participate.

The UEFA Euro 2016 is defentively closed. Italy, despite the defeat against Germany at the penalties, seems to be satisfied and Alkemy Lab is ready to monitor new events.

For all the sports fans, do not miss the upcoming analysis about the 2016 Olymplic games.