Germany win the title, but Twitter sets the record
Germany won the World Cup with a 1-0 extra time victory over Argentina on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro. Here's how the entire match played out on Twitter around the world.india Updated: Jul 14, 2014 13:32 IST
Germany won the World Cup with a 1-0 extra time victory over Argentina on Sunday in Rio de Janeiro.
Though there were no goals in regulation time, there was plenty of action, and both sides rued some missed chances.
Mario Götze, a substitute for Miroslav Klose, scored the winner in the 113th minute. Götze controlled a cross from Andre Schuerrle off his chest and beautifully finished it with his left foot. The shot went past Argentina’s goalkeeper, Sergio Romero, inside the six-yard box.
The tense final generated 32.1 million tweets.
This map shows how the entire match played out on Twitter around the world:
The final match saw the second highest total tweets per match at 32.1 million, only behind the Brazil vs Germany semi-final match which saw 35.6 million.
Though the Germans have won the title, they will be remembered for quashing Brazil 7-1 in the semi-final.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted his best wishes to both teams before the battle for the trophy began:
Best wishes to Argentina & Germany for the FIFA World Cup Final. It is amazing how the tournament brought fans across the world together.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 13, 2014
Here are a few more tweets celebrating Germany's win:
Selfie 2…:-) pic.twitter.com/RJh7RnXXUw— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) July 13, 2014
Weltmeister !!!! ???????? Wahnsinn ... Danke !!! pic.twitter.com/6sSpkWWvcO— Per Mertesacker (@mertesacker) July 13, 2014
Whether joining the celebrations of Germany's victory or expressing sorrow for Aregentina's loss, football fans around the world shared their own reactions on Twitter as well.
Argentina going to rue the number of times they missed today. Crazy.— Khamba (@gkhamba) July 13, 2014
Hey Ram. Argentina got killed at the last moment by Nathuram Goetze.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) July 13, 2014
Golden Ball - Lionel Messi Golden Glove - Manuel Neuer Golden Boot - James Rodriguez Golden teeth - Louis suarez #WorldCupFinal— Fifyazmi (@Fifyazmi) July 14, 2014