FIFA World Cup: Brazil vs Germany Semifinal Most Discussed Game on Twitter

Brazil lost 7-1 to Germany in the semis of the FIFA World Cup. The game created a new record as being the most talked about on twitter as the rate of tweets went up while the host nation crashed out of the tournament.

Updated: July 09, 2014 10:30 IST
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Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez stands in between Brazil's defender David Luiz (R) and Germany's forward Thomas Mueller (L) arguing during the semi-final
Mexican referee Marco Rodriguez stands in between Brazil's defender David Luiz (R) and Germany's forward Thomas Mueller (L) arguing during the semi-final.

The World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany had 35.6 million tweets posted as the match progressed. The record of most tweets per minute was broken when Sami Khedira's goal put Germany 5-0 up against Brazil in the 29th minute. His strike saw the tweeting rate rise to 580,166 posts per minute.

By the time the match ended at 7-1, the entire social media was full of comments and humour regarding Brazil's record-breaking loss. (Germany Thrash Brazil 7-1)

The most mentioned players in the tweets were Julio Cesar, Oscar and Fred from Brazil and Miroslav Klose, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller of Germany.

One of the most popular tweets was a post suggesting that Brazil's only hope was to physically tilt the pitch so that the ball rolled towards the german goal.

A post showing Germany's goalkeeper reading a book at the other end also was retweeted thousands of times when the game ended.

The demolition of the host nation at the hands of the clinical Germans was the most discussed single sports game ever on Twitter.

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