Paris - Germany’s nail-biting victory over Argentina in the World Cup final entered the record books on social media giants Twitter and Facebook.

Sunday’s match generated a record number of tweets a minute as the final whistle went, Twitter said on Monday.

A total of 618 725 tweets a minute were registered after Germany scored the winning goal in extra time to defeat Argentina 1-0, the social network said.

That beat the 580 000 tweets a minute generated during host Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany last week.

However, the overall number of tweets during the match was 32.1 million, fewer than the 35.6 million posts during the Brazil-Germany semifinal.

Sunday’s final was also the most talked about sporting event on Facebook, with a total of 280 million interactions by 88 million users, including comments, likes, and posts, the social media giant said. - AFP