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Brazil’s horrific World Cup humiliation is now the most tweeted sports event ever

Published Jul 9th, 2014 9:55AM EDT
Brazil vs Germany Twitter Record

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Germany on Tuesday crushed Brazil in a World Cup semi-final game that will remain in the history of the sport for breaking numerous records – the European team scored five goals in the first half, with the game ending 7-1 – but also in Twitter’s history. The Next Web reports the Brazil vs Germany semi-final match registered 35.6 million tweets, becoming the most tweeted sports event ever.

The previous record was also held by a 2014 World Cup game, the Brazil vs Chile game from a few days ago, which registered 16.4 million tweets, a number significantly lower than the new record.

The fifth goal of the game, scored in the 29th minute, triggered 580,166 tweets per minute, also a new all time record for Twitter. The previous record was 389,000 tweets per minute for the Brazil vs Chile game. Before that the record belonged to Superbowl 48, a sporting event that registered 382,000 tweets per minute.

However, with this year’s World Cup final game just a few days away, Twitter’s sports-related records may be shattered yet again.

Tweets statistics related to the Brazil vs Germany game shared by the company on Twitter follow below, while an animation showing Twitter action relative to game progress is available at this link.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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