Soccer fans and gawkers alike (including deities) collectively flocked to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to Germany’s 7-1 dismantling of Brazil in the semifinal match of the 2014 World Cup in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. And, according to FIFA, the flurry of emotions that people poured into their tweets broke two Twitter records.
What is going on? What is going on? What is going on? What is going on? What is going on? What is going on? #WorldCup2014
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 8, 2014
Soccer’s governing body claims that Tuesday’s Germany-Brazil game was the most tweeted sports event ever with 35.6 million tweets posted about the 93-minute the game. FIFA said this top Twitter moment surpasses the record 24.9 million tweets posted for Super Bowl XLVIII when the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 in February.
FIFA said that Tuesday’s game also broke the tweets-per-minute record when midfielder Sami Khedira scored Germany’s fifth goal 29 minutes into the game. Twitter said 580,166 tweets were recorded in that single minute.
— Twitter Data (@TwitterData) July 9, 2014
— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) July 8, 2014