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Brazil v/s Germany World Cup shocker sets new Twitter record

Wednesday, 9 July 2014 - 11:02pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Webdesk

Wednesday's 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal match between host nation Brazil and Germany made a record for the most number of tweets sent out per minute. The host nation were thrashed 7-1 by the rampant Germans, leaving millions around the world in disbelief and shock. It was Brazil's worst defeat ever and left the entire nation in tears.

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Keeping that in mind, it was proven that Muller > Miley, Germany’s World Cup blowout of hosts Brazil was the most tweeted sporting event in history, according to metrics from Twitter. The game was tweeted about 35.6 million times, shattering the record of 24.9 million tweets sent during another rout, February’s Super Bowl XLVIII.

Tweets also hit a peak of 580,000 tweets per minute when Sami Khedira scored Germany's fifth goal (and fourth in four minutes). That broke the mark that had been previously held by Miley Cyrus’ infamous twerking performance at the VMA's. In all, Twitter saw 9,667 tweets per second in the aftermath of Khedira’s goal, half of which were probably some variation of “WOW!”  

Facebook also saw strong engagement throughout the match, with 66 million users generating 200 million interactions- Likes, comments and posts on the social networking site. Germany now face either Netherlands or Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final on Saturday.




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