More than 58 million Facebook users were responsible for more than 140 million interactions on the first day of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, on which host Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1, and Brazil’s Neymar was the topic of many of those interactions.
According to the Facebook Data Science Team, the top five social moments during Thursday’s action were:
- Neymar scores Brazil’s first goal to tie the match at 1-1.
- Neymar gives Brazil a 2-1 lead on a penalty kick following a controversial foul call.
- The final whistle.
- Oscar scores in extra time to give Brazil a 3-1 lead.
- An own goal by Marcelo gives Croatia an early 1-0 lead.
The top five demographic groups discussing the match were:
- Men 18 through 24.
- Men 25 through 34.
- Women 18 through 24.
- Women 25 through 34.
- Men 35 through 44.
The top countries in terms of conversations about the match were:
The five players who received the most Facebook buzz were:
- Thiago Silva
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