2014 World Cup draw generates 1.7m tweets

9 Dec 2013

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The 2014 World Cup draw in Brazil on Friday drew 1.7m tweets from football fans, players and reporters, Twitter has revealed in a blog post.

The 32 qualified nations were separated into four pots based on the FIFA World Ranking and region. Friday’s event determined the eight four-team groups to kick off action in Brazil in June.

The peak in conversation on the microblogging site came at 12.17pm EST on Friday. That time is when the draw revealed the USA would join Ghana, Germany and Portugal in Group G, and Twitter users buzzed about what may be the most competitive group of the 2014 World Cup, Lauren Fraser wrote on the Twitter blog.

Many sports journalists live tweeted the event, Fraser added, and ESPN FC tweeted an image that revealed the complete line-up:

Draw

Twitter Brasil has provided a list for Twitter users who wish to follow their favourite World Cup teams.

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