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A tweet view of World Cup matches

Posted by: Katie Humphrey Updated: June 23, 2014 - 10:07 AM

Soccer fans tweet. A lot.

That's no surprise to anybody who's been on Twitter during the World Cup. The chatter is inescapable.

During yesterday's game between the United States and Portugal? Eight million tweets.

And that's not even the most-tweeted game. Brazil's match against Croatia on the opening day of the tournament drew 12.2 million tweets.

All those tweets make for some nifty dynamic maps recreating the social media excitement during the games. Here's a U.S.-centric Vine of one such map of yesterday's match:

Check out the worldwide view here and watch the world light up with every goal.

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