I was keeping up with the game at work. I looked down at my work for a few minutes during the first half when the score was 1-0, and when I looked back up just minutes later, the scoreboard read 4-0. I couldn’t believe it.
By the time the final whistle blew, the Germans had broken a number of records on the way to their 7-1 win over Brazil. The Germans set the record for the most goals scored in a World Cup semi-final, they doubled the previous margin for the worst defeat ever handed to a host country, and they scored a record four goals in just six minutes, to name a few.
The game did not only break records on the field, but it also spurred a record-breaking number of mentions on Twitter. With 36.5 million tweets over the two-hour match, the semi-final match far surpassed the previous soccer-related tweet record, as well as the previous record for any sporting event.
Take a look at the tweets below to see some of the most popular tweets from the record-breaking World Cup semi-final between Germany and Brazil.
Brazil had.. Ronaldinho Robinho Pato Coutinho Kaka Lucas Moura But they chose Fred.
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) July 8, 2014
So many bad jokes about #BrazilvsGermany right now. I can’t take it an neymar.
— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) July 8, 2014
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 9, 2014
— Twitter Data (@TwitterData) July 9, 2014
GERMANY WRITING WORLD CUP HISTORY TODAY !!! HUGE HUGE COMPLIMENT !!! SO PROUD OF THEM !!
— Jürgen Klinsmann (@J_Klinsmann) July 8, 2014
BREAKING: Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue right now. pic.twitter.com/fvZ0YPJ5Wz
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) July 8, 2014
— FTBpro (@FTBpro) July 8, 2014
Stop praying to Me, Brazil. Even I can’t help you now. #WorldCup
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 8, 2014
— 9GAG (@9GAG) July 8, 2014
— SimpsonsQOTD (@SimpsonsQOTD) July 8, 2014
— World Cup Bruh (@WorldCupBruh) July 8, 2014
— Arya Stark (@GoT_Arya) July 9, 2014
Which of these tweets is your favorite? Are there any tweets you think should have been included on this list, but were overlooked? Let us know in the comments section below!