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Germany's Win in World Cup Final a Victory for Twitter

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Image: Germany's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and Germany's forward Lukas Podolski take a 'selfie' after their victory
Germany's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, right, and forward Lukas Podolski take a 'selfie' after their victory in extra-time in the final football match between Germany and Argentina for the FIFA World Cup at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014. ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP - Getty Images

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Sunday’s World Cup match was a victory for Germany … and Twitter. In the most-tweeted-about event of all time, the peak tweet-per-minute rate soared to 618,725, according to data released by the social media company. Sunday's match was the second most-tweeted-about event of the World Cup, second only to last week’s match between Germany and Brazil. 32.1 million tweets were sent out discussing Sunday’s game between Germany and Argentina. Tweets during the game were geo-tagged and charted on a real-time global heat map that shows how the game unfolded on social media around the planet. Germany’s Mario Gotze and Argentina’s Lionel Messi were among the match’s players who were most frequently mentioned on Twitter.

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