The roar of the crowd for the #WorldCupFinal


#GER vs. #ARG proved to be an epic finish to the #WorldCup that captivated fans around the world. And after 64 matches, only one team is left standing: @DFB_Team is your 2014 #WorldCupFinal champion, beating @Argentina in a match that generated 32.1 million Tweets.

Here are the most-mentioned players on Twitter during the match from both squads:

The players from Germany shared their elation on Twitter, with exclusive images from the field immediately after the game:

…and from their celebration in the locker room, which included German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

Whether joining in the #GER celebration or expressing heartbreak for #ARG, football fans around the world shared their own reactions on Twitter. When the final whistle sounded and #GER claimed their 4th championship, we saw 618,725 Tweets per minute (TPM) discussing the match — a Twitter record for an event.

Here are the other moments that generated the biggest peaks of Twitter conversation:

This map shows how the entire match played out on Twitter around the world:

Of course, celebrities were part of the real-time viewing party as they flocked to Twitter to discuss the #WorldCupFinal before, during and after the match:

Come back tomorrow as we summarize how the entire #WorldCup played out on Twitter.