Brazil-Chile World Cup Game Breaks Twitter Record

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Brazil didn’t just defeat Chile during Saturday’s World Cup match; they also conquered Twitter!

Fans flocked to the social networking site during a penalty shoot out, which ended up breaking the all-time record for most tweets during a live event.

Nearly 389,000 tweets relief, anguish, and celebration were posted within the minute after Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara’s penalty shot narrowly missed, hiting the right post instead.

That blew away the previous record of 382,000 tweets that were sent after the Seattle Seahawk returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown during this year’s Super Bowl.

So why did Jara’s close call light up Twitter? Take another look at nail-biting moment:

Will Brazil’s record still stand after the USA’s big match-up against Belgium? Only time will tell, but our recent game against Portugal was the most-watched soccer match in our nation’s history, so World Cup fever is alive and well here in the U.S. of A!


-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles

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