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World Cup final sets records on social media

Germany's nail-biting victory over Argentina in the World Cup final entered the record books on social media giants Twitter and Facebook.

PARIS: Germany's nail-biting victory over Argentina in the World Cup final entered the record books on social media giants Twitter and Facebook.

Sunday's match generated a record number of tweets a minute as the final whistle went, Twitter said Monday.

A total of 618,725 tweets a minute were registered after Germany scored the winning goal in extra time to defeat Argentina 1-0, the social network said.

That beat the 580,000 tweets a minute generated during host Brazil's humiliating 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany last week.

However, overall number of tweets during the match was 32.1 million, fewer than the 35.6 million posts during the Brazil-Germany semi-final.

Sunday's final was also the most talked about sporting event on Facebook, with a total of 280 million interactions by 88 million users, including comments, likes and posts, the social media giant said.

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