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Twitter moments from USA vs. Belgium World Cup match

The USA-Belgium Round of 16 World Cup match on Tuesday, July 1 was the fourth most tweeted match during the 2014 tournament to date. Get a glimpse of more Twitter data from the heartbreaking U.S. loss.

Total tweets

There were 9.1 million tweets sent during the
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There were 9.1 million tweets sent during the USA-Belgium match compared to 6.3 million tweets sent during the Argentina-Switzerland game earlier on Tuesday. Both matches went into extra time, giving fans more game time to tweet.

Tim Howard's performance

Untied States goalkeeper Tim Howard put on a
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Untied States goalkeeper Tim Howard put on a clinic against Belgium, making 16 saves, the most in a World Cup match since 1966. Howard was mentioned on Twitter more than 1.8 million times during the game.

Popular players

All three goal-scorers in the game (Romelu Lukaku
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All three goal-scorers in the game (Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium and Julian Green of the U.S.) were among the most mentioned players on Twitter. Howard, Belgium's Eden Hazard and the United States' Michael Bradley round out the most mentioned players.

Peak moments

The most tweeted moments in order were the
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The most tweeted moments in order were the end result of Belgium beating the U.S., Green's extra time goal to cut Belgium's lead to 2-1 and Belgium's second goal and eventual game-winner, scored by Lukaku.

Tweets around the world

This map shows where people tweeted from across
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This map shows where people tweeted from across the globe during the match. The United States, parts of Europe, including Belgium, and Brazil appeared to have the biggest spikes throughout the game.

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