Some 9 million Facebook users were responsible for approximately 20 million interactions on the social network related to the championship match of FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 Sunday night, in which the U.S. defeated Japan 5-2.
Facebook global lead, athletes and sports solutions Brandon Gayle said in a Facebook Media blog post that Carli Lloyd, who scored a hat trick in the game, was the U.S. player with the most buzz on the social network, while Yuki Ogimi took that title for Japan.
The top five social moments, according to Gayle, were:
- The final whistle.
- Lauren Holiday’s goal at the 14-minute mark, which gave the U.S. a 3-0 lead.
- Lloyd’s second goal, five minutes in, giving the U.S. a 2-0 lead.
- Lloyd’s third goal, securing her hat trick and giving the U.S. a 4-0 lead, at the 16-minute mark.
- Lloyd’s first goal, just three minutes into the match, which opened the scoring.
The top five countries buzzing about Sunday night’s match were:
Readers: Did you interact on Facebook during Sunday night’s match?