Exactly a month has passed since the end of the biggest sporting event in the world and everyone is still talking about it, the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
This World Cup had it all – from drama, upsets, goals and glory; this record breaking occasion certainly will be one to remember for years to come.
A record 136 goals were scored during the group stages alone in Brazil 2014. 32 goals were scored by substitutes – more than any previous World Cup. 43 years old Faryd Mondragon from Columbia, became the oldest player to feature in a World Cup match and Greece were the only team to make it through to the Knock-Out stages with a negative goal difference.
Away from the pitch, this World Cup stepped it up a gear in the social arena too.
- The now legendary Brazil vs Germany semi-final game saw an impressive 35.6 million tweets during the match. The 2014 Super Bowl only generated 24.9 million tweets.
- The World Cup Final between Germany vs Argentina saw 32.1 million tweets, with 619,725 people tweeting at the final whistle (he most Twitter has seen in its history).
- 280 Million interactions took place on Facebook between 88 million people during the World Cup final – shattering the previous record set by 245 million during the 2013 Super Bowl.
Below we’ve compiled a number of key stats from the field of the most talked about sporting event in history.