Germany's victory over Argentina in the World Cup final last night set a new record for the most tweets per minute.
There were 618,725 tweets in the 60 seconds after the final whistle was blown at the Maracana beating the previous high for a sporting event, which was Brazil's humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany.
However, the champions' semi-final win over the host nation kept hold of the most tweets sent during a sporting event record with 35.6 million compared to last night's 32.1 million.
The most mentioned players on Twitter were Germany's Mario Gotze, who scored the winning goal, and Argentina's talisman and captain Lionel Messi.
Popstar Rihanna tweeted a series of pictures of her with German players Lukas Podolski, Bastian Schweinsteiger and the scorer of the World Cup winning goal Mario Gotze after last night's final.
The singer, who was born in Barbados, posed with the trophy and tweeted: "They brought me the cup!!! I love these guys!!!"
The World Cup final between Germany and Argentina was the most talked about sporting event ever on Facebook.
Around the world, 88 million people had over 280 million interactions - posts, comments and likes - related to the match on the social networking site.
This beat Super Bowl XLVII on 3 February 2013, which received 245 million interactions.
The most talked about moment was the final whistle blowing, crowning Germany as champions, with Mario Gotze's winning goal in second place.
The German forward was also the most talked about player along with Argentina's talisman and captain Lionel Messi.
Brazil's national football coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned, according to NBC news.
His resignation comes after the historic 7-1 loss against Germany in the World Cup semi-final and the 3-0 disappointment against the Netherlands in the third place playoff.
Riot police have fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse Argentina fans who were angry at their team's World Cup final performance.
Clashes were reported in downtown Buenos Aires in the hours following the loss.
Mario Gotze has said he felt "unbelievable" after scoring the extra-time goal that gave Germany a 1-0 win over Argentina.
The World Cup match winner told Fifa.com: "It's an unbelievable feeling.
"I don't know how to describe it. You just score that goal and you don't really know what's happening after that.
"It'll be a party with the whole team and the country. It's a dream come true to win the World Cup, especially in Brazil."
After more than 24 years, Germany are once again World Cup winners after beating Argentina 1-0 in the dying minutes of extra time.
Millions of supporters watched from around the world as Mario Gotze scored a 112 minute goal to give Germany their fourth ever World Cup crown.
ITV News Brazil correspondent Nick Ravenscroft reports on the nights events from Rio de Janeiro:
The UK papers have led with Germany's win over Argentina to clinch the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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German forward Lukas Podolski celebrated winning the World Cup by tweeting selfies with fellow player Bastian Schweinsteiger and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The Germans toppled Argentina 1-0 in the World Cup final, to claim their fourth ever competition trophy.
Germany captain Philipp Lahm said the team's calmness and patience were key to beating Argentina 1-0 to clinch the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.
The Bayern Munich defender told Fifa.com:
It's unbelievable what we have achieved. We improved throughout the tournament and didn't get down when things didn't always go our way.
We just stuck to our path and at the end we're standing here as world champions.
It's an unbelievable feeling. The team stayed calm and patient, we knew that we had something left at the end.