Breaking News Bar
updated: 7/9/2014 11:27 AM

Germany's WCup victory sets Twitter sports record

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • German supporters celebrate after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany won the match 7-1.

      German supporters celebrate after the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Germany won the match 7-1.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- It won't be what Brazil's fans will remember, but the first World Cup semifinal is the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history.

The social media company says there were 35.6 million tweets sent out during Germany's 7-1 demolition of Brazil on Tuesday afternoon. That easily beat Twitter's previous record of 24.9 million set during the Super Bowl in February.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The most tweets came when shots were whipping by the Brazilian goaltender. Twitter says there was a flurry of more than 580,000 tweets per minute right after Germany's goal made it 5-0, the last of four goals to come in quick succession.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.