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World Cup final sets records on social media

PARIS: Germany's nail-biting victory over Argentina in the World Cup final entered the record books on social media giants Twitter and Facebook.


German supporters cheer for their team ahead of the final football match between Germany and Argentina for the FIFA World Cup at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro (Pic/ AFP) 

Sunday's match generated a record number of tweets a minute as the final whistle went, Twitter said on Monday. A total of 618,725 tweets a minute were registered after Germany scored the winning goal in extra time to defeat Argentina 1-0, the social network said. That beat the 580,000 tweets a minute generated during host Brazil's humiliating 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany last week.

However, overall number of tweets during the match was 32.1 million, fewer than the 35.6 million posts during the Brazil-Germany semi-final. Sunday's final was also the most talked about sporting event on Facebook, with a total of 280 million interactions by 88 million users, including comments, likes and posts, the social media giant said.

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