2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™
June 12 - July 13

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

Italy

Italy

3

Yellow Cards

1

Red Cards

Players

Gianluigi BUFFON
Gianluigi
BUFFON
1
Goalkeeper
Italy
Mattia DE SCIGLIO
Mattia
DE SCIGLIO
2
Defender
Italy
Giorgio CHIELLINI
Giorgio
CHIELLINI
3
Defender
Italy
Matteo DARMIAN
Matteo
DARMIAN
4
Defender
Italy
Thiago MOTTA
Thiago
MOTTA
5
Midfield
Italy
Antonio CANDREVA
Antonio
CANDREVA
6
Midfield
Italy
Ignazio ABATE
Ignazio
ABATE
7
Defender
Italy
Claudio MARCHISIO
Claudio
MARCHISIO
8
Midfield
Italy
Mario BALOTELLI
Mario
BALOTELLI
9
Forward
Italy
Antonio Cassano
Antonio
Cassano
10
Forward
Italy
Alessio CERCI
Alessio
CERCI
11
Forward
Italy
Salvatore SIRIGU
Salvatore
SIRIGU
12
Goalkeeper
Italy
Mattia PERIN
Mattia
PERIN
13
Goalkeeper
Italy
Alberto Aquilani
Alberto
Aquilani
14
Midfield
Italy
Andrea BARZAGLI
Andrea
BARZAGLI
15
Defender
Italy
Daniele DE ROSSI
Daniele
DE ROSSI
16
Midfield
Italy
Ciro IMMOBILE
Ciro
IMMOBILE
17
Forward
Italy
Marco PAROLO
Marco
PAROLO
18
Midfield
Italy
Leonardo BONUCCI
Leonardo
BONUCCI
19
Defender
Italy
Gabriel PALETTA
Gabriel
PALETTA
20
Defender
Italy
Andrea PIRLO
Andrea
PIRLO
21
Midfield
Italy
Lorenzo INSIGNE
Lorenzo
INSIGNE
22
Forward
Italy
Marco VERRATTI
Marco
VERRATTI
23
Midfield
Italy

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News

Coupe du Monde de la FIFA, Brésil 2014 ™

The World Cup's top social moments

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ will be remembered for the defining moments. Germany ultimately claiming the trophy that had eluded them since 1990, hosts Brazil crashing out to the eventual champions in unprecedented fashion, and Spain’s golden era coming to a humbling conclusion. The significant moments of the World Cup do not end on the pitch. With the rise and ubiquity of social media, these landmark occasions of the beautiful game are processed by millions of football fans and players themselves around the world through social media platforms. When USA goalkeeper Tim Howard makes 16 saves in a match, the world reacts. When Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal introduces goalkeeper Tim Krul in the last minute of extra time in an unforgettable moment of strategy and mind games, there is unparalleled social chatter. With the immediacy of social media, most notably Twitter, some of the stand-out moments of Brazil 2014 occurred. The micro-blogging platform itself saw records broken; 672m tweets were sent about the World Cup and an extraordinary 618,725 tweets per minute (TPM) were sent after Germany claimed the trophy and 35.6m tweets (a record for a single sporting event) were posted during the eventual champions’ stunning 7-1 semi-final victory over the hosts. Millions of football fans around the world also went to Facebook to converse and interact about the events at Brazil 2014. Over 350 million people joined in on the social network, generating three billion interactions (posts, comments and likes). The tournament generated the highest level of conversation for any event in history. During the Final between Germany and Argentina, 88 million people generated 280 million Facebook interactions, making the match the single most-talked-about sporting event in the platform's history. FIFA.com takes a look at some of the most notable and outstanding moments on social media from the tournament. Mario Balotelli requests a cheeky kiss, 19 June After England were all but eliminated from the finals following defeat to Uruguay, Italy forward Balotelli had a chance to give the Three Lions a lifeline as his side faced Costa Rica, leading to him requesting a royal audience. As it happened, Costa Rica saw off the Azzurri and ended up topping Group D, while Balo and Co were knocked out by Uruguay themselves in their final group game. #ThingsHowardCouldSave, 2 July USA goalkeeper Tim Howard made a quite incredible 16 saves in his side’s Round of 16 defeat to Belgium, and the performance drew praise from opponents and those around the world on social media. As a result, the hashtag #ThingsHowardCouldSave went viral, with users superimposing images of Tim Howard onto different scenarios in a hilarious and well-natured response to the Everton stopper’s remarkable performance. David Luiz & James Rodriguez, 4 July There were touching scenes on the final whistle of the quarter-final between Brazil and Colombia as a heartbroken James Rodriguez wept and was consoled by Seleção No4 David Luiz. The images sparked a warm response on social media, with Luiz himself posting on Twitter and Instagram: ‘Você é um campeão hermano’ (‘You are a champion brother’). #TimCahilling during Brazil 1-7 Germany, 8 July The world watched in shock and awe as Germany destroyed the hosts in a devastating first half. A new Twitter record was set for a single event as 35.6m tweets were posted during the game and a new TPM record was also set during that game (580,166, a record broken five days later) when Sami Khedira scored the fifth German goal. One tweet in particular posted during the match, by Socceroos midfielder Tim Cahill, sparked a global craze with users from around the world posting their own shocked images using the hashtag #timcahilling. Germany win World Cup, Twitter explodes, 13 July The Final itself was a huge event, with 32.1m tweets sent during the match (second only to Brazil 1-7 Germany), and the moment Mario Gotze scored his winning goal sent ripples throughout the social scene, with 556,499 TPM after the Bayern Munich man’s exquisite finish. That was topped by the final whistle, as a new record of 618,725 TPM were posted after Germany were announced as World Cup champions. For more Facebook statistics and analytics on the global conversation, click here