WORLD CUP: 60M Facebook Interactions For Brazil-Colombia, 26M For Germany-France

2014FIFAWorldCupBrasil650The Fourth of July saw some daytime fireworks in the form of two 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil quarterfinal matches, as host Brazil edged Colombia 2-1, while Germany dispatched France 1-0. According to the Facebook Data Science Team, the Brazil-Colombia match resulted in 60 million interactions (posts, comments, and likes) from 26 million Facebook users, while the Germany-France contest spurred 26 million interactions from 16 million users.

The Brazil-Colombia game resulted in 18 million interactions from 8.6 million users in Brazil alone.

The two players who received the most buzz were Neymar of Brazil and James Rodríguez of Colombia, and the match’s top five social moments were:

  1. David Luiz scores on a free kick in the 69th minute to give Brazil a 2-0 lead.
  2. Thiago Silva knees in a corner kick from Neymar to give Brazil a 1-0 lead in the 7th minute.
  3. The final whistle.
  4. Rodríguez converts a penalty kick in the 80th minute to cut Brazil’s lead to 2-1.
  5. Neymar is carried off the field after a hard challenge in the 87th minute by Juan Camilo Zuñiga.

The top five demographic groups discussing the game were:

  1. Men 18 through 24.
  2. Women 18 through 24.
  3. Men 25 through 34.
  4. Women 25 through 34.
  5. Women 13 through 17.

The top five countries discussing the match were:

  1. Brazil
  2. U.S.
  3. Colombia
  4. Mexico
  5. Indonesia

The top five players from Brazil, in terms of buzz, were:

  1. Neymar
  2. Luiz
  3. Silva
  4. Hulk
  5. Julio Cesar

And from Colombia:

  1. Rodríguez
  2. Cuadrado
  3. David Ospina
  4. Mario Yepes
  5. Pablo Armero


Meanwhile, in the Germany-France match, the two players who were the subject of the most Facebook buzz were Germany’s Mats Hummels and France’s Karim Benzema, and the contest’s top five social moments were:

  1. Hummels scores on a header in the 13th minute to give Germany a 1-0 lead.
  2. The final whistle.
  3. Kickoff.
  4. Halftime.
  5. Sami Khedira of Germany is yellow-carded for a foul on France’s Antoine Griezmann in the 54th minute.

The top five demographic groups discussing the game were:

  1. Men 18 through 24.
  2. Men 25 through 34.
  3. Women 18 through 24.
  4. Women 25 through 34.
  5. Men 13 through 17.

And the top five countries discussing the match were:

  1. Brazil
  2. U.S.
  3. Indonesia
  4. France
  5. Thailand

The five German players who drew the most buzz were:

  1. Hummels
  2. Mesut Özil
  3. Manuel Neuer
  4. Miroslav Klose
  5. Thomas Müller

And France’s top five were:

  1. Benzema
  2. Paul Pogba
  3. Mathieu Valbuena
  4. Griezmann
  5. Olivier Giroud


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