Brazil’s crushing defeat to Germany at the World Cup is now the most-tweeted sports game ever

Brazil’s crushing defeat to Germany at the World Cup is now the most-tweeted sports game ever

The FIFA World Cup has just helped Twitter break its own record, again. The dramatic Brazil vs Germany semi-final match last night scored a whopping 35.6 million tweets, breaking the previous record of 16.4 million tweets racked up by the Brazil-Chile match also during the World Cup less than two weeks ago, with more than double the number of tweets.

Brazil was utterly humiliated during the game, with Germany scoring five goals in the first 30 minutes of the game and eventually taking down Brazil 7-1.

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Twitter also says that Sami Khedira’s goal at the 29th minute of the game triggered 580,166 tweets per minute to become a new record — it easily beat the Brazil-Chile match record of 389,000 tweets per minute and Superbowl 48 (382,000 tweets per minute).

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Thumbnail image via Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

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