Euro 2016's best memes and viral videos: Cristiano Ronaldo, Prince William, Kiraly's sweatpants

Hungary goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly (right) and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo have been the two favourite subjects for Euro 2016 memes.
Hungary goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly (right) and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo have been the two favourite subjects for Euro 2016 memes.PHOTO: REUTERS

After 36 group matches - some boring, some breathtaking, some bamboozling - only the big boys are left at Euro 2016.

But before the Round of 16 action kicks off on Saturday (June 25), we take a look at how social media reacted to Europe's premier football tournament in its favourite way: memes and viral videos.

Iceland's 'hot' commentator

Iceland are in the midst of a true football fairytale, a country of 330,000 egging a team on to upset the odds and finish above Portugal in their group and qualify for the knockout phase.

Euphoria has gripped fans and media alike, judging by the epic reaction of one Icelandic commentator to his team's late winner in the 2-1 win over Austria on Thursday (June 23).

Sounding like a cross between a squealing pig and a child who discovered his favourite TV show was cancelled, the commentator completely lost it - though his voice somehow remained intact - as he described substitute Arnor Ingvi Traustason's goal.

Don't pose like Cristiano

It won't be an international football competition without Cristiano Ronaldo hogging the spotlight.

This time, an awkward pose which the Portugal captain would rather forget has been immortalised in memes.

The Real Madrid forward also didn't help his cause when he threw a reporter's microphone into an adjacent lake as the Portugal squad went for a pre-match stroll outside their hotel.

He had his 'mic drop moment' later though, netting a brace in the 3-3 draw against Hungary to seal a Round of 16 spot for his country.

One thing's for sure: Ronaldo always has time for a fan selfie.

Royal reaction

Even Prince William was not spared meme infamy. Like most England fans, he had his hands on his head rather than up in celebration as the Three Lions eked out a disappointing goal-less draw with Slovakia.

Of course, England manager Roy Hodgson was not spared after his side were paired against minnows Iceland rather than Ronaldo's Portugal in the next phase.

Pyjama party

Hungary goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly has opened eyes - and inspired slacked jaws - with tracksuit trousers that look more apt for sleeping in than shot-stopping.

The 40-year-old has worn sweatpants in almost every match he has played in since 1996 - both for its comfort and the grey colour which he claims is a good luck charm.

He could be right, given how the Hungarians finished atop Group F.

Ever the showman, the former Crystal Palace custodian showcased a trick pass against Portugal which would have impressed even Ronaldo himself.