Fifa world Cup final sets records on social media

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Germany's nail-biting victory over Argentina in the World Cup final entered the record books on social media giants Twitter and Facebook.

                                    

German fans celebrate in Berlin after Germany won the FIFA World Cup 2014 final football match against Argentina in Brazil.

PARIS: Germany's nail-biting victory over Argentina in the World Cup final entered the record books on social media giants Twitter and Facebook.

Sunday's match generated a record number of tweets a minute as the final whistle went, Twitter said Monday.

A total of 618,725 tweets a minute were registered after Germany scored the winning goal in extra time to defeat Argentina 1-0, the social network said.

That beat the 580,000 tweets a minute generated during host Brazil's humiliating 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany last week.

However, overall number of tweets during the match was 32.1 million, fewer than the 35.6 million posts during the Brazil-Germany semi-final.

Sunday's final was also the most talked about sporting event on Facebook, with a total of 280 million interactions by 88 million users, including comments, likes and posts, the social media giant said.

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