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There were 618,725 tweets per minute about the match during last night's World Cup Final

The most mentioned player won’t surprise anyone.

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AS GERMANY CAPTURED their fourth World Cup last night, the world was enthralled.

At least, the tweeting world was. The 2014 World Cup Final set a new record for most tweets per minute during an event, with 618,725 tweets per minute discussing the game.

However, it could not surpass the highest total of tweets per minute, which came on Tuesday, as Germany thrashed hosts Brazil to secure their passage to last night’s Rio showpiece.

Unsurprisingly, given his match-winner status, Mario Götze was the most mentioned player overall, beating Lionel Messi and concussed team-mate Christoph Kramer.

And, in keeping with soccer’s reputation as a global game, the tweets came from far and wide, as this heat map shows.

The German players themselves took to Twitter to celebrate their achievement, bringing the Chancellor along, as well.

Tweet by @Mesut Özil Source: Mesut Özil/Twitter

They were congratulated by a number of celebrities – and one quite famous building.


Read: Germany’s trashing of Brazil broke another record last night…on Twitter

Read: Brian Kerr nearly broke Twitter with his World Cup commentary this evening

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