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Twitter says soccer finale set tweet record

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Twitter says the finish of the Women's World Cup final between Japan and the United States broke the record for tweets per second.

Japan rallied twice to tie the United States 2-2 after extra time before winning a penalty shootout Sunday in Frankfurt, Germany.

The exciting climax drew 7,196 tweets per second. Paraguay's penalty shootout win over Brazil in a Copa America quarterfinal on Sunday came close to beating it with 7,166 and is second on the list.

The previous record of 6,939 was set just after midnight in Japan on New Year's Day. Other spikes include Osama bin Laden's death (5,106 per second) and the Super Bowl in February (4,064).

Spain's World Cup win over the Netherlands in July 2010 managed a high of 3,051.

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