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:

Lionel Messi

Neymar Jr

Cristiano Ronaldo

Philippe Coutinho

Mohamed Salah

Luka Modrić

James Rodriguez

Andrés Iniesta

Marcelo Vieira

Harry Kane

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.

Top Video:

Ranked based on views

A video posted by former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Top Posts:

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:

Leo Messi

Neymar Jr

Cristiano Ronaldo

Mohamed Salah

Paulo Dybala