In a little more than 90 minutes, the game racked up 35.6 million tweets, earning the record for the most-discussed single game on Twitter.
— Twitter Data (@TwitterData) July 9, 2014
That's almost 387,000 tweets per minute, or 6,449 tweets per second, for 92 straight minutes. Here's how it looked in real time:
As you'd expect, many of those tweets offered a humorous look at the rapidly imploding Brazilian team. We've collected some of them for your amusement, below:
Spoiler Alert! I wrote the script for this World Cup game.
— George R.R. Martin (@GRRM) July 8, 2014
— Rodrigo (@RodrigoEBR) July 8, 2014
— Dallas Osborn (@DallasSF) July 8, 2014
— The Guardian (@guardian) July 9, 2014
If you missed the first half of Brazil vs Germany... https://t.co/6DGauUyNTi
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) July 8, 2014
— Mohammed Al Heidous (@MAlHeidous) July 8, 2014
— Efõ Shephērd Pïdho ♣ (@Pidho1) July 8, 2014
— Nation FM (@NationFMKe) July 9, 2014
— Alex Stivers (@AlexStivers) July 9, 2014
On Sunday, the victor of Wednesday's game between Argentina and the Netherlands will play Germany in the World Cup final.