Brazil certainly has plenty of weight on their shoulders this year at the World Cup, considering how they are the hosts, not to mention the fact that they too, have the pressure to win it with Brazil being the spiritual home of soccer. However, the team of 2014 is not quite up to par with those in previous World Cups, although their talisman Neymar has been pretty devastating so far. In the second round match that saw Brazil go up against Chile which went down to nail biting penalties, the match generated a new record of 388,985 tweets a minute (TPM) at the final moments of the game.
Apart from that, it was revealed by Twitter that Brazilian striker Neymar, who plies his trade in Spain as a Barcelona FC player, happened to be the most mentioned player in the slew of tweets. In fact, that match managed to generate more than 16.3 million tweets, which made it the highest count to date when it comes to a live event on Twitter. Twitter also mentioned that more than 300 million tweets had been sent ever since the World Cup kicked off, making this “one of the most talked about events on Twitter of all time.”
What of the previous record? That was set at 382,000 tweets per minute where the Super Bowl was concerned, although do remember that soccer/football is game that is watched around the world, and so we are extremely interested in what figures will the final match throw up.