FIFA claims 2 Twitter records for Germany rout in World Cup

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Germany's Miroslav Klose, Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira, from left, celebrate after scoring during the World Cup semifinal match against Brazil at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Photo Credit: AP / Frank Augstein

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- FIFA is claiming two Twitter records for Germany's stunning 7-1 win over Brazil in the World Cup semifinals.

FIFA says there were 35.6 million Twitter posts about the game on Tuesday, making it the most tweeted sports event.

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FIFA says the previous record was 24.9 million posts for the Super Bowl in February. Then, the Seattle Seahawks won 43-8 against the Denver Broncos.

FIFA also claims a record for most Twitter messages about a subject or incident in a single minute.

A total of 580,166 tweets about the game were recorded in the minute after Germany took a 5-0 lead. Sami Khedira's goal was scored at 5:29 p.m. local time in Belo Horizonte (4:29 p.m. EDT/2029 GMT).

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