Brazil’s Neymar is the most talked about player globally: Twitter

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo is the most talked about player on Twitter in India during the group stage of the FIFA #WorldCup 2018

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Jul 2, 2018 8:53 AM

The biggest event of the world’s most popular sport, the FIFA World Cup 2018 has got everyone glued to their seat. The thrill of each goal, the ecstasy of each victory, the impatient wait by fans for their squad to return to the pitch — football has brought people across the globe on Twitter to share every heart-pounding moment. With the group stage now complete, Twitter compiled metrics and visualizations that illustrate how the conversation has unfolded on the platform since the #WorldCup matches began.

Most Tweeted matches on Twitter
The match between Brazil and Costa Rica saw the most Twitter conversation during the Group Stage. Here are the top 10 most-Tweeted matches during group play:

Top Moments on Twitter
With Costa Rica vs. Brazil and Germany vs. Republic of Korea coming in as the top matches of the round, it only makes sense that four of the top five tweeted moments - as measured in number of tweets per minute - of the Group Stage came from those matches.

Most talked about players on Twitter
Brazil’s Neymar Jr. is the most mentioned #WorldCup player so far on Twitter, followed by Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

GOAT on Twitter
These players are often paired in Tweets with the ‘goat’ emoji (as a reference to Greatest Of All Time):

1. Lionel Messi (Argentina)
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
3. Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico)

The thrilling action will continue as the World Cup enters the knockout stage.

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