What's buzzing:

Germany's WCup victory sets Twitter sports record

AP - Sports

Brazil blows up and so does Twitter

Now watching

Next video starts in : 7 Play

Brazil blows up and so does Twitter

Brazil blows up and so does Twitter
Replay video
Up next

US Basejumper Dies in Accident in Turkey

US Basejumper Dies in Accident in Turkey Up next

US Basejumper Dies in Accident in Turkey

NEW YORK (AP) -- It won't be what Brazil's fans will remember, but the first World Cup semifinal is the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history.

The social media company says there were 35.6 million tweets sent out during Germany's 7-1 demolition of Brazil on Tuesday afternoon. That easily beat Twitter's previous record of 24.9 million set during the Super Bowl in February.

The most tweets came when shots were whipping by the Brazilian goaltender. Twitter says there was a flurry of more than 580,000 tweets per minute right after Germany's goal made it 5-0, the last of four goals to come in quick succession.

View Comments (3)
  • Galaxy's dos Santos to debut Thursday

    Galaxy's dos Santos to debut Thursday

    Some 50 fans, many wearing Giovani dos Santos' Mexican national team jersey, gathered to see the 26-year old before and after his second practice with the Galaxy on Tuesday. The media contingent was just as large and frenzied for dos Santos' first … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
  • Argentina's Di Maria has medical ahead of PSG move

    Argentina's Di Maria has medical ahead of PSG move

    (Reuters) - Angel Di Maria has undergone a medical ahead of his move from Manchester United to Paris St Germain, according to the hospital where he is having the tests. The former Real Madrid wide midfielder, whose £59.7 million pounds ($93.28 … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Brazil to play Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena on Sept 5

    HARRISON, N.J. (AP) -- Brazil will play Costa Rica in an exhibition at Red Bull Arena on Sept. 5, three days before the Selecao meet the United States at Foxborough, Massachusetts. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Rio confident a year before Games but questions remain

    Rio confident a year before Games but questions remain

    By Pedro Fonseca and Andrew Downie RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's economy is heading for recession, the president is threatened with impeachment and a huge corruption scandal has engulfed the nation but Rio is riding a wave of confidence in … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Olympics-Rio confident a year before Games but questions remain

    By Pedro Fonseca and Andrew Downie RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Brazil's economy is heading for recession, the president is threatened with impeachment and a huge corruption scandal has engulfed the nation but Rio is riding a wave of … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago