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Brazil tops charts in Twitter support
by Paul Kennedy, June 17th, 2014 10:49PM

TAGS:  online, soccer business, world cup 2014


[SOCCER MEDIA WATCH] Brazil might be struggling so far to win over its fans, but they are certainly tweeting about them. The Brazil-Croatia and Brazil-Mexico games rank 1-2 in terms of the number of tweets at 12.2 million and 8.95 million. The USA-Ghana match ranks seventh with 4.9 million tweets. The USA did garner support from all sorts of stars from the worlds of sports, entertainment and politics. For a sampling.

Most Tweeted World Cup Matches:
12.2 million Brazil-Croatia
8.95 million Brazil-Mexico
8.9 million Germany-Portugal
8.3 million Spain-Netherlands
7.2 million England-Italy
6.4 million Argentina-Bosnia-Herzegovina
4.9 million USA-Ghana

LeBron James (basketball), Mike Trout (baseball), Aaron Rodgers and Robert Griffin III (football) Serena Williams (tennis) and Michael Phelps (swimming) were among the athletes to tweet following Clint Dempsey's opening goal.

Both the current (Bill Di Blasio) and former (Michael Bloomberg) mayors of New York showed off their national team uniforms.

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