Germany's World Cup win over Argentina smashes Twitter records

By John Glenday | Reporter

July 14, 2014 | 3 min read

Germany’s World Cup winning exploits against Argentina on the pitch on Sunday night have generated a whopping 32.1m tweets, just shy of the 35.6m Tweets generated by the Brazil vs Germany match, according to a post-match social media analysis conducted by Twitter.

The spectacle set new records for the platform with 618,725 tweets per minute discussing the action when the final whistle blew, the most ever recorded by the site.

Substitute goal scorer Mario Gotze was the most mentioned player in the German squad after clinching the winning (and only) goal whilst Lionel Messi inevitably claimed the title for the Argentinian side. Following the match German players took to the micro blog to share selfies of themselves celebrating on the pitch, posing with the famous golden trophy.=

Amongst those to bask in the reflected glory of the win was German Chancellor Angela Merkel who flew out to witness the game from the stands, before congratulating the team in person.


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