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World Cup semifinal sets record for most-tweeted sports event; tops 2014 Super Bowl

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NEW YORK — 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.

PHOTO: Brazilians of German descent watch Brazil lose 7-1 to Germany at a World Cup semifinal match on TV in Blumenau, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The German community in southern Brazil organized an Oktoberfest party to watch the Brazil vs. Germany match. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
Brazilians of German descent watch Brazil lose 7-1 to Germany at a World Cup semifinal match on TV in Blumenau, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The German community in southern Brazil organized an Oktoberfest party to watch the Brazil vs. Germany match. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

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.

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PHOTO: German soccer fans celebrate after their team won the Brazil World Cup semi final being played in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, between Germany and Brazil at a public viewing event called 'Fan Mile' in Berlin, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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