World Cup Final Sets Twitter Record

 Associated Press

Sunday's World Cup final set a record on Twitter for the most tweets per minute.

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According to the Twitter Data account, a record 618,725 tweets about the match were sent out per minute at the moment Germany defeated Argentina in extra time by a score of 1-0. That broke a record set during Tuesday's match, in which Brazil suffered a humiliating defeat by Germany (580,166 TPM).

Coming in a close second was German team member Mario Gotze's goal scored in extra time (556,499 TPM), followed by the presentation of the Golden Ball Award to Argentina's Lionel Messi and the Golden Glove Award to Germany's Manuel Neuer (395,773 TPM).

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Overall, a total of 32.1 million tweets were sent out about the World Cup final during the match. (Tuesday's Brazil-Germany match drew 35.6 million tweets, setting a record for the most-discussed single sports game ever on Twitter.)

Twitter also analyzed which players were the most-mentioned during the game. For Germany, Gotze was tops, followed by Neuer and Christoph Kramer.

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For Argentina, it was Messi at No. 1, followed by Gonzalo Higuain and Javier Mascherano.

Twitter also compiled a heat map of activity during Sunday's game:

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