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Twitter releases results from first World Cup game

Screen Shot 2014-06-13 at 2.16.18 AMThe World Cup is officially underway and Twitter is already reporting on metrics. The blog post on Twitter highlights the “@TwitterData points you need to know.” Here are the metrics highlights from Brazil’s (@CBF_Futebol) 3-1 victory over Croatia (@HNS_CFF).

Over 12.2 million Tweets were sent about the match during the live telecast.

The most Tweeted about players

Brazil:

1. Neymar (gained over 165K followers too)

2. Oscar

3. Marcelo Bierira

Croatia:

1. Marcelo Brozović

2. Luka Modrić

3. Ivan Rakitić

This map shows how the match touched nearly every country across the globe.

This photo grid shows how some of the most important moments in the match were reflected in the images the world shared onTwitter.

Twitter also pointed out that now all 32 teams have accounts, setting this major sporting event up to have a huge social TV impact. Iran’s National team (@TeamMeliIran) “just launched a Twitter account,” according to Twitter, making it the final one to join.

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