The hugely anticipated 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match between Germany and Portugal Monday wound up being a lopsided affair and a 4-0 German victory. According to the Facebook Data Science Team, the game was responsible for more than 46 million Facebook interactions by more than 22 million users.
The players who generated the most buzz during the match were Thomas Müller of Germany and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, and the top five social moments were:
- Müller completes his hat trick, with his third goal, in the 78th minute, giving Germany a 4-0 lead.
- The final whistle.
- Portugal’s Pepe is red-carded and ejected after head-butting Müller (38th minute).
- Müller scores his second goal of the game, in the 45th minute, giving Germany a 3-0 lead.
- A header by Mats Hummels in the 32nd minute gives Germany a 2-0 lead.
The top five demographic groups talking about the Germany-Portugal match were:
- Men 18 through 24.
- Men 25 through 34.
- Men 13 through 17.
- Women 18 through 24.
- Women 25 through 34.
And the top five countries in terms of Facebook users discussing the game were:
Soccer fans: Have you interacted on Facebook during the early days of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil?
Image of German soccer fans courtesy of Shutterstock.