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Facebook Records Over 2bn Interactions During World Cup 2018


Facebook has released statistics on the top content shared on its platform during the World Cup. This measures global and country Facebook conversations related to the World Cup between June 14th and July 15th.

The statistics reveal that over 383 million people had more than 2.3 billion interactions relating to the World Cup on Facebook.

First runner up, Croatia interactions on Facebook went 180% higher during the knockout stage compared to the group stage while interactions about France were 300% higher during the knockout stage compared to the group stage.

Below are more statistics from the World Cup 2018.

The most discussed teams are:

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • France
  • Russia
  • Mexico
  • England
  • Croatia
  • Portugal
  • Germany
  • Spain

The most discussed players are:

  • Lionel Messi
  • Neymar Jr
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Luka Modrić
  • James Rodriguez
  • Andrés Iniesta
  • Marcelo Vieira
  • Harry Kane

Countries most engaged in the World Cup conversation are:

  • Brazil
  • S.
  • Mexico
  • India
  • Vietnam

Most Loved post

  • Mexico’s Raúl Jiménez shares a photo of his team after it upset Germany in the group stage.

Top Video:

  • Ranked based on views
  • A video posted by former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Top Posts:

  • Based on overall interactions
  • Leo Messi updates his profile picture.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo encourages his team and country at the start of the World Cup.
  • James Rodriguez shares his heartbreak after Colombia’s loss to England in the round of 16.
  • Top Social moments during the World Cup final:
  • Ranked by highest spikes in conversations
  • France wins the World Cup (conclusion of the match).
  • Paul Pogba gives France a 3-1 lead with his goal in the 59th minute.
  • France takes a 1-0 lead on the Mario Mandzukic own goal in the 18th minute.

Players who got the most likes during the course of the tournament:

  • Leo Messi
  • Neymar Jr
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Paulo Dybala

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