The historic 7-1 rout of hosts Brazils at the hands of a clinical Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup has become the single-most talked about sports game on Twitter in history with 35.6 million tweets.
Even as footballing records were being broken, new records were being created on Twitter too. Apart from the massive number of tweets seen during the course of the match, it also set a new record for Tweets Per Minute (TPM) with Sami Khedira’s 29th minute strike, which put Germany 5-0 up, witnessing 580,166 tweets per minute.
The most mentioned players, according to data released by Twitter, were (in decreasing order) Julio Cesar, Oscar and Fred of Brazil and Miroslav Klose, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller of Germany.
The animated heat map below gives an indication of the frequency of tweets according to time and important match events…