#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 summarise how the entire #World Cup played out on Twitter.
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