Jul 9, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT
The first World Cup semifinal of the 2014 tournament became the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter’s history.
Brazilian fans will want to forget their 7-1 drubbing in a hurry but social media is not letting that happen.
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According to Twitter there was an explosion of comments on the social media site as German fans celebrated, Brazilians commiserated and the rest of the world watched on in amazement.
Below are some intriguing stats released by Twitter as the astonishing World Cup semifinal, which easily surpassed the previous record set by the 2014 Super Bowl by over 10 million Tweets, shattered the record.
That gives you some indication as to how shocking this defeat was and where it ranks in World Cup history.
- 35.6 million tweets sent out during Germany’s 7-1 demolition of Brazil.
- Twitter’s previous record of 24.9 million set during the Super Bowl in February 2014.
- More than 580,000 tweets per minute were sent out right after Germany’s goal made it 5-0.
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