World Cup Final Shatters Facebook, Twitter Records

Germany’s victory over Argentina trumped the 2013 Super Bowl as the single most-talked about sporting event in Facebook history

Mario Gotze scored the game-winning goal for Germany
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The World Cup final on Sunday was the singe most-talked about sporting event in Facebook history, while it broke Twitter’s record for most tweets per minute the moment Germany beat Argentina.

According to Facebook, 88 million people had more than 280 million interactions related to the game, which exceeded the previous record of 245 million interactions related to 2013’s Super Bowl XLVII.

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Twitter said late Sunday that 618,725 tweets talking about the match were sent out into the digital world after Germany scored the first and only goal of the game in extra time to conquer Argentina. The broke another record set last Tuesday when Twitter noted 580,166 tweets per minute after Germany scored seven goals to beat Brazil.

A total of 32.1 million tweets were sent out about the World Cup final during the match. Brazil’s humiliating loss on Tuesday, however, drew more chatter. 35.6 million tweets related to the match made it the single most-talked about sports in Twitter history.

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Germany’s Mario Götze (pictured above) — the midfielder who scored the game-winning goal — and Argentina’s Lionel Messi were the most-mentioned players.

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Twitter compiled a map of activity around the world, which lights up significantly at the moment Germany scores. See it below: