A total of 16.4 million tweets were sent during the entire duration of the match between Brazil and Chile, which the host nation narrowly won on penalties.

Twitter revealed when Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara missed the final penalty that sent Brazil into the quarterfinals of the World Cup, it triggered 3,89,000 tweets per minute, which beat the previous record of 3,82,000 tweets per minute during the Superbowl 48 to make itthe most tweeted sporting event of all time.

Twitter has often taken pride in establishing itself as the home of real time discussions over live events and is also often touted as the substitute of television for footie fans.


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