Interactive Map Tracks How Twitter Reacted Throughout Brazil and Croatia's Opening Match

Friday June 13th, 2014

Suffice to say, yesterday's World Cup opening match was a hotly contested, widely watched event.

The map above tracked the roughly 12.2 million tweets that were sent during the match and revealed some interesting trends.

Here's what Twitter looked like after Croatia's opening goal (or more accurately, Brazil's opening own-goal):

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The world basically exploded when Neymar tied up the game with a beautiful strike:

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And here's what Twitter looked like following the very questionable foul called on Croatia that resulted in Brazil's second goal:

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