Germany's World Cup win over Argentina smashes Twitter records
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.
— Twitter Data (@TwitterData) July 14, 2014
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.That is it! WE'VE DONE IT!!!! We are the #2014WorldCup winners! Amazing!!!! #GER 1-0 #ARG pic.twitter.com/FuaZninVAw — Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) July 13, 2014
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.