Fans flock to social media during the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

If you weren’t Facebooking, Tweeting or Instagramming about the FIFA Women’s World Cup last week, you just might be the only one. According to Facebook, nearly 9 million fans were posting about the spectacular finale between the United States and Japan.

Canada, the host country, missed the medal podium in terms of Facebook engagement during the tournament, ranking fourth overall. The United States was first, followed by Mexico, and Great Britain.

Facebook outlined the top five moments for online social interaction during the final as being:

  1. The final whistle blows, sending the U.S. to its third World Cup title and first since 1999 (full-time)
  2. Lauren Holiday’s stunning volley gives the U.S. a commanding 3-0 lead (14th minute)
  3. Carli Lloyd’s second goal of the match leaves Japan facing an early 2-0 deficit (5th minute)
  4. Carli Lloyd completes the fastest hat trick in World Cup history, extending the U.S. lead to 4-0 (16th minute)
  5. The scoring opens as Carli Lloyd redirects a U.S. corner into the net to give them a 1-0 lead over Japan (3rd minute)

Fans of the sports shared their thoughts on the action-packed tournament via multiple social networks. Celebrities and public figures like Jimmy Fallon and Hillary Clinton have even joined in on the fun. Here are a few popular tweets about the historic match:


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