On Friday Twitter disclosed information about the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup that took place on June 12th with the opening match between Brazil and Croatia. Check below some of the disclosed data:
1) Over 12 million tweets were posted during the match. This was the amount of tweets posted during the match with #BRAvsCRO
2) Tweets were posted from over 150 countries
In order to show the placement of these tweets an interactive map was created measuring the circulation of the tweets while the match was occurring.
3) Most-shared images
A grid was created with the most shared images that featured the Brazilian and Croatian line-ups, photos of the Brazilian team and Itaquera Stadium.
4) Most mentioned players
From the Brazilian team, the most mentioned players were Neymar, Oscar and Marcelo Vieira. Regarding the Croatian team, Marcelo Brozović, Luka Modrić and Ivan Rakitić.
5) Neymar recruited 165 mil new followers
The match brought the Brazilian star 10 times more followers than the previous week.
6) Most retweeted
Player Eden Hazard (@hazardeden10) from Chelsea FC was the most retweeted account with over fifteen thousand shares of one single tweet.
7) Tweet championship
The “Tweet Championship” has been in place since June 10th and the number one mentioned team is Brazil.
Interactive map: http://cartodb.com/v/worldcup/brazil-croatia/#/2/-7.9/36.9/0
Photo grid of the most-shared images: http://twitter.github.io/interactive/wc_brazil_croatia/
Tweet Championship: https://interactive.twitter.com/wcbracket/