Germany vs. Brazil World Cup Match Most Talked About Sports Event in Twitter History, Breaks Records

By Robert C. Weich III | Jul 10, 2014 12:42 AM EDT

The game got out of hand quickly, but that didn't stop fans from talking about it online. The Germany-Brazil match played Tuesday was the most talked about sporting event in Twitter history.

With about 35.6 million tweets, the Germany-Brazil match broke the 2014 Super Bowl record of 24.9 million tweets. Additionally, the fifth goal of the match, scored by Sami Khedira in the 29th minute, set a tweets per minute record with 580,166 tweets per minute being logged according to Twitter Data's Twitter page.

Check out this chart to see how the match progressed on Twitter:

(Photo : Twitter/Twitter Data) The most popular players on the German team mentioned on Twitter were Miroslav Klose, Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller. Check out this heat map from Twitter user CartoDB that shows how the game progressed from the beginning to the end. To see the live heat map, visit the CartoDB website.

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(Photo : Twitter/CartoDB) Even though the game was pretty much decided before halftime even began, Twitter users continued to tweet throughout the entire 90 minutes of the match. A former player for the German team, a World Cup Champion and now the U.S. men's soccer coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, was just one of the millions of tweets during the match.

The best German performance ever in a World Cup !! Simply fantastic !! Now get the Cup JOGI and TEAM!! #DFBTeam

- Jürgen Klinsmann (@J_Klinsmann) July 9, 2014

Even Brazil soccer legend Pele weighed in on the match:

I always said that football is a box of surprises. Nobody in this world expected this result. - Pelé (@Pele) July 9, 2014

With another match occuring Wednesday that will decide who Germany will face, could more Twitter records be broken? Stay tuned to Twitter Wednesday afternoon when the Netherlands takes on Argentina. Check out the hashtag #NedArg and see how active the Twitter universe gets!

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