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- iHaveNet.com: Soccer
No, it was not Gotze's goal in the extra time against Argentina. Nor was it Luis Suarez's latest chomping incident, and surely not Brazil's performance. The 2014 FIFA World Cup had a winner above all: Social media
The hard-fought thrilling World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set new Twitter and Facebook records as the encounter was trending on all social media platforms.
The final set a new Twitter record of 618,725 tweets per minute discussing the match, according to a data.
Facebook also said the game hit record numbers, prompting 280 million interactions, with 88 million people engaged globally, CBS News reported.
For comparison, 66 million people had more than 200 million posts, comments and likes during the Brazil-Germany semifinal match.
Germany wrote a new chapter in the history of international football as they became the first European team to lift the World Cup in South America, clinching a 1-0 win over Argentina in the final.
Fans and athletes all chimed in on Twitter during and after the match.
Pele, the host nation's most iconic player congratulated the victors, saying, "Congratulations to Germany on today's victory!"
Jurgen Klinsmann, the coach of the US men's soccer team, could not help but cheer his native Germany. "YES YES YES !!! JOGI YOU DID IT !!! HUGE COMPLIMENT TO ARGENTINA, BUT THE BEST TEAM WON THE 2014 WORLD CUP!" he said.
Former Tennis ace Boris Becker, tweeted, "We did it !!! #2014WorldCupFinal wir sind Weltmeister !!!" Minutes after his team climbed to the top of the football world, German striker Lukas Podolski made sure to tweet a selfie with teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The social media boom was at its height throughout the tournament as tweets, posts and selfies ruled the digital space.
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