twitter-bird-white-on-blueWhen a World Cup team loses by six goals in a semifinal match — while playing in its home country, no less — many people will likely have something to say about such an event.

Indeed, that’s exactly what happened during Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of Brazil on Tuesday. There were 35.6 million tweets recorded during the match, which broke a record on Twitter for the most-tweeted about sports event ever, beating out this year’s Super Bowl (24.9 million tweets):

The match broke another Twitter record after Sami Khedira scored Germany’s fifth goal just 30 minutes in, when there were 580,166 tweets per minute:

Here’s a cool look at how the match played out on Twitter over time, depending on location:

Social media has played a huge role for fans and brands at the 2014 World Cup, and some have pegged the competition as the biggest social media event ever.

Germany will face the winner of today’s Argentina vs. Netherlands match. Bing’s prediction engine — which is a perfect 13-0 through the knockout round — is predicting an Argentine victory.

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