MUMBAI: It has been an exciting week for football fans with the ongoing FIFA world cup matches. Fans and viewers alike have taken to twitter to express themselves with various hashtags either supporting or condemning a team.
The opening match between Brazil and Croatia generated 12.2 million tweets, which has been the most tweeted match of the tournament until now. This was followed by Spain vs. Netherland on 14 June with 8.3 million tweets and England vs. Italy encounter generating 7.2 million tweets.
The top three moments of the World Cup on Twitter came from the Brazil vs. Croatia match. However, after the opening match, the most tweeted moment was Argentina’s Lionel Messi’s first World Cup goal in eight years against Bosnia and Herzegovina which received 236,174 tweets.
This was followed by Daniel Sturridge’s goal with 219,637 tweets and Claudio Marchisio goal with 192,633 tweets in the England vs. Italy football game.
UK’s boyband One Direction band members (@NiallOfficial,, @Real_Liam_Payne) and Australian brand 5 Seconds of Summer (@Calum5SOS) had some of the most shared tweets over the past few days, the official game ball (@brazuca) got honourable mention for its tweet confirming an own goal during the France vs. Honduras match.