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When the final whistle blew in Belo Horizonte to mercifully end Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of Brazil in the World Cup semifinal, millions of Brazilians’ hearts were broken. Also broken was the record set on Twitter for the most talked about sporting event ever.

With 35.6 million tweets across the roughly two-hour match, it far surpassed the 16.4 million soccer-related tweet record set just a few days earlier during Brazil’s contentious win over Chile. It also easily beat the previous record of any sporting event, which was 24.9 million tweets set by the Super Bowl earlier in 2014.

The live-time heatmap of tweets related to the game below shows that nearly every corner of the world was tuned in to the route of the home country.

Semi-finals #BRAvGER: How Brazil v Germany played out on Twitter

Semi-finals #BRAvGER: How Brazil v Germany played out on Twitter

See more here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/world-cup-2014-brazil-vs-germany-breaks-social-media-records/

 

Syndicated by Lisandra Maioli

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