Top Ten Most Talked About Football Moments On Twitter in 2014
As it was the year of the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup, the most talked and shared news on Twitter was about the world cup. Six of the top ten Twitter trending news came from Brazil 2014.
Germany Beating Hosts Brazil 7-1
The most talked about event on Twitter this year was the shock 1-7 semifinal defeat of hosts Brazil at the hands of eventual winners Germany and this score line took the entire world by surprise. This happened on 8th July 2014.
Wayne Rooney’s World Cup Goal
The wait for Wayne Rooney scoring in a World Cup finals ended when he netted his first World Cup goal to keep England in the world cup quarter final contention during the match against Uruguay on 19th June 2014.
Own Goal By Marcelo To Open World Cup Tournament Score Sheet
The first goal of the 2014 World Cup was scored by Brazilian left back Marcelo and it was an own goal for Croatia during the opening game of the tournament. The hosts finally won the game 3-1, thanks to a brace from Neymar.
Netherlands Beating Spain 5-1
The first match of World Cup holders Spain in the 2014 World Cup against the Netherlands was a game to forget for Spaniards as they team went down badly with a score line of 5-1. They finally had to crash out of the tournament in the group stages itself.
Sturridge’s Equalizer against Italy
The first goal by England in the 2014 World Cup came from the pass of Three Lions forward and Captain Wayne Rooney and the goal was scored by Sturridge to equal in their opening game against Italy, which was eventually won by Italy.
Germany Beating Argentina in the 2014 World Cup Final
The Germans World Cup 1-0 victory over Argentina in the finals did not feature as the top most tweets and was in the fourth position of football tweets.
Real Madrid’s Equalizer Goal in Champions League Final
The fourth position of the non World Cup football tweet was the injury time goal scored by Sergio Ramos to help Real Madrid stay alive in the finals of the Champions League against Athletico Madrid. Real eventually went on to win 4-1 in extra time.
Manchester United’s Lead in Champions League against Bayern Munich
A top goal by Evra during the quarter final game against champions Bayern Munich on April 1st made Twitter go berserk.
Arsenal Lifting FA Cup
Arsenal lifted the FA Cup on 17th May after defeating Hull City 3-2 after trailing to win the game in extra time and to give manager Wenger his fifth FA cup success.
Bayern Munich Defeating Manchester United in Champions League Quarterfinal
Bayern Munich’s entered into the last four of the Champions League after defeating arch rivals Manchester United by 3-1 in the 2nd leg of the quarter final match with goals from Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and Mario Mandzukic.