It may not be the World Cup, but for soccer fans, the UEFA European Football Championship is a close second, and our peer site AllFacebook Stats has been tracking Facebook sentiment on the teams that will participate in the tournament.
UEFA Euro 2012 kicks off June 8, and the champion will be crowned July 1.
AllFacebook Stats examined metrics including likes, people talking about, and most engaging posts. Here are some highlights from its data covering the past 30 days:
- Italy has the most total likes, at 1,805,720, as well as the most people talking about, at 52,744;
- France is surging, with likes rising 11.1 percent and people talking about skyrocketing by nearly 430 percent; and
- Germany was trending in the opposite direction in terms of people talking about, seeing that figure drop 39.1 percent.