BrandArena: 2014 FIFA Word Cup: Brazil vs Germany Match Set Social Media Record

Wednesday 9 July 2014

2014 FIFA Word Cup: Brazil vs Germany Match Set Social Media Record

Germany's thrashing of Brazil in the semi-final match of the on-going Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014 have become the most discussed single sports game ever on Twitter with 35.6 million tweets.

There were more than 200 million Facebook interactions by 66 million people as well.

Also, it proved to be a record-breaking night in Belo Horizonte as the match saw a number of records broken by both sides.

- The biggest-ever winning margin in a World Cup semi-final. The previous best were Hungary's 6-1 hammering of Sweden in 1938 and West Germany's 6-1 win against Austria in 1954.

- Miroslav Klose became the leading scorer in World Cup finals. His goal was his 16th, one more than former Brazil striker Ronaldo.

- Brazil equalled their biggest-ever margin of defeat. Their previous heaviest loss was 6-0 to Uruguay in the 1920 Copa America.

- Brazil conceded 11 goals at World Cup 2014, equalling the number they shipped in 1938.

- Klose also became the first man ever to play in four World Cup semi-finals.

- Brazil's first home defeat in a competitive match since 1975 when they lost 3-1 to Peru in the Copa America semi-finals.

- The first time Brazil had ever conceded seven in a World Cup match. They have only conceded more once in any fixture, an 8-4 loss to Yugoslavia in a friendly in 1934.

- Klose has been on the winning side 16 times at the World Cup, equalling the record set by former Brazil full-back Cafu.

- Thomas Muller's goal was Germany's 2000th in all matches played. Fritz Becker got their first in 1908.

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