World Cup final smashes Twitter record as Germany lift the trophy with victory over Argentina

Social Media made the world become involved in the World Cup 2014!


Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates with the trophy after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Germany won the match 1-0.   (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) Germany beat Argentina in extra time to lift the World Cup trophy (Picture: AP)

Germany’s World Cup final victory over Argentina became the biggest event in Twitter history, smashing the tweets-per-minute record, as it captivated fans around the world.

Mario Gotze’s extra-time winner helped generate 32.1m tweets, as German players rushed to the social networking site to post pictures of live celebrations after the final whistle at the Maracana.

Even German Chancellor Angela Merkel got in on the action, posing for selfies with Sami Khedira and Lukas Podolski.

The game saw a staggering 618,725 TPM as Germany were crowned 2014 champions, smashing the previous record set during Joachim Low’s side’s 7-1 semi-final victory over hosts Brazil.

Here are some of the highlights.

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