LAGOS, Nigeria; 19th July 2018
More than 383 million people had over 2.3 billion World Cup-related interactions on social network, Facebook. These statistics were made known by the owners of the app after measuring global and country Facebook conversations related to the World Cup between June 14th and July 15th.
Interactions about World Cup winner, France increased by 300% during the knockout stage compared to the group stage while first runner-up, Croatia’s interactions on Facebook soared by 180% during the knockout stage compared to the group stage.
Below are more statistics from the 2018 World Cup in Russia:
Most discussed teams:
Most discussed players:
Countries most engaged in the World Cup conversation:
Most Loved post:
Mexico’s Raúl Jiménez shares a photo of his team after it upset Germany in the group stage.
Ranked based on views
A video posted by former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
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: