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World Cup 2014 generated 3 billion Facebook interactions

World Cup 2014 generated 3 billion Facebook interactions

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Over three billion interactions were generated on Facebook during the 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil, the social networking site has disclosed.

[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Facebook”]The final match between Germany and Argentina was the single most-talked-about sporting event in the history of Facebook. Over 88 million people generated 280 million interactions for this match alone. [/blockquote]
According to statistics released by Facebook, from June 12 to July 13, 350 million people joined the conversation on Facebook, generating 3 billion interactions relating to the tournament. The interactions included posts, comments and likes.

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#1: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior aka Neymar Jr., Brazil

The final match between Germany and Argentina was the single most-talked-about sporting event in the history of Facebook. Over 88 million people generated 280 million interactions for this match alone.

Other facts that emerged from Facebook about the just-concluded tournament include the Most Social World Cup Matches.

The Germany vs. Argentina final match took the top spot with 88 million people generating 280 million Facebook interactions. This figure includes 10.5 million people in the United States, 10 million people in Brazil, more than 7 million people in Argentina and 5 million people in Germany. Brazil vs. Germany semifinal comes next, with 66 million people generating 200 million Facebook interactions.

Brazil vs. Croatia opening match had 58 million people generating 140 million Facebook interactions. Argentina vs. Netherlands semifinal had 39 million people generating 83 million Facebook interactions. The fifth match on the log was the Brazil vs. Chile round of 16 match, with 31 million people generating 75 million Facebook interactions.

The Top 6 players who gained the most Facebook fans Neymar (Brazil), who gained 14,933,027 more fans. David Luiz (Brazil) comes next, with 11,058,571 more fans. James Rodriguez (Columbia) gained 9,018,742 more fans. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) gained 6,432,460 more fans. Leo Messi (Argentina) came fifth, gaining 5,836,489 more fans. Oscar (Brazil) gained 3,119,703 more fans.

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