Last night’s 5-1 demolition of defending World Cup champions, Spain, by Netherlands was not only one of the worst defeats for Spain in the past 50 years but also created a lot of chatter on Twitter. According to the micro blogging network, over 8.3 million tweets were sent during the 90 minutes of the game. However, this was lower than the 12.2 million tweets that were sent during the opening game between host Brazil and Croatia.
Tweets per minute peaked at 183, 076 when Robin van Persie scored the equalizer with a stunning flying header. The next peak came when Stefan de Vrij converted the corner kick into Netherland’s third goal, effectively securing the game for them.
Goal scorers Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben and Stefan de Vrij were the most mentioned Dutch players on Twitter while Gerrard Pique, Iker Casillas and Sergio Busquets were the most mentioned Spanish players during the game for obvious reasons.
Twitter is expecting the FIFA World Cup 2014 to be the biggest event ever for the micro blogging network and has geared up with special hashflags, hubs and other elements to make Twitter the online platform to follow the event. Alternatively, here are 10 apps that will help you keep a track of the World Cup 2014.