WORLD CUP: 10M Facebook Users, More Than 15M Interactions For USA-Ghana Match

By David Cohen 

USAGhanaTotal650Team USA’s thrilling 2-1 defeat of Ghana at 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Monday caused some 10 million Facebook users to produce more than 15 million interactions on the social network, according to the Facebook Data Science Team.

The players who generated the most buzz were Clint Dempsey of the U.S. and André Ayew of Ghana, and the top five social moments during the match were:

  1. U.S. substitute John Brooks scores the winning goal during the 87th minute on a header.
  2. Dempsey scores during the first minute of the match to give Team USA a 1-0 lead.
  3. The final whistle.
  4. Ayew scores for Ghana during the 83rd minute to tie the game at 1-1.
  5. Jozy Altidore of Team USA leaves the game in the 23rd minute after suffering a hamstring injury.

The top five demographic groups discussing the match were:

  1. Men 25 through 34.
  2. Men 18 through 24.
  3. Men 35 through 44.
  4. Women 25 through 34.
  5. Women 18 through 24.

And the top five countries, in terms of buzz about the Team USA-Ghana game, were:

  1. U.S.
  2. Brazil
  3. Indonesia
  4. Thailand
  5. England

Readers: Did any of you interact on Facebook while watching Monday’s match?


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