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World Cup final sets two Twitter records

Twitter sent out a tweet announcing the new records on Sunday.
Twitter sent out a tweet announcing the new records on Sunday.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Match between USA and Japan set the new all-time high with 7,196 per second
  • Paraguay vs. Brazil game is the new number-two spot with 7,166 tweets per second
  • Previous record was set just as New Year's Day began this year in Japan
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(Mashable) -- The FIFA Women's World Cup set two new records for number of tweets sent per second on Sunday.

The final game, between USA and Japan, set the new all-time high with 7,196 per second at the end of the game.

The Paraguay vs. Brazil game is the new number-two spot with 7,166 tweets per second, according to a tweet sent by @Twitter.

The previous record was set just as New Year's Day began this year in Japan -- with 6,939 tweets per second. The Women's World Cup Final also far outpaces the Men's World Cup 2010's most-tweeted match: 3,283 tweets were sent per second when Japan beat Denmark.

It's certainly curious that all of these top-tweeting moments occurred around Japan.

As far as non-soccer sporting events go, in February, Twitter users outdid themselves during the Super Bowl, compared to previous years, with 4,064 tweets sent per second.

See a collection of some of the tweets sent after Sunday's USA vs. Japan final on Mashable.com.

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