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Uruguay’s win creates frenzy on Twitter

MUMBAI: Bouncing back after a knee recovery, Luis Suarez scored twice to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory over England at the FIFA World Cup to revive his team's Group D campaign.

 

The action in Brazil played out on twitter with fans, players and celebrities expressing themselves in 140 characters.

 

There were a total of 6.7 million tweets during the match window. It wasn’t surprising that the Liverpool striker Suarez received 1.5 million mentions of his twitter handle @luis16suarez during the game.

 

The star players of Uruguay who found the most mentions were Luis Suarez, Alvaro Pereira and Edinson Cavani while from the English team Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge received the most number tweets with their respective twitter handle mentions.

 

The top three peak moments of the game were when Suarez scored the first goal which had twitter abuzz with 2,14,246 tweets while English star player Rooney lone goal generated a total of 2,07,730 tweets and 1,47,428 tweets when Suarez scored the second and final goal.

 

The most shared tweet from the riveting game was from OneDirection’s Liam Payne’s tweet which received more than 48,000 thousand retweets. The other popular tweets were from Dutch footballer Robin Van Persie, Rolling Stones founder vocalist Mick Jagger and Rihanna.

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