Inside #WorldCup2014

A Twitter guide to the World Cup

A project aimed at explaining and capturing the social essence of the World Cup. If you would like to learn more please contact Nikhita, Sharon or William. This is an open source project. If you are interested you can find the code HERE.







Become a World Cup Fan

The US has some of the most passionate sports fans in the world. Yet we do not represent when it comes to the world cup. We think this is due in part to the fact that the information on soccer is not as accessible as it is for other sports. And it certainly is not as accessible as it is in other countries. This project seeks to change that by creating engaging visualizations of World Cup related tweets.



Information

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All you need to know about how the WorldCup works

Become a social expert on the World Cup in minutes

Search conversations and see what fans are talking about

World Cup Explained

in 3 minutes ...give or take

  STAGE 1 OF 2: GROUP PLAY


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groups battle in group play.

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games are played per team. Each team scores 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.

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teams from each group advance to the Knock-out Stage.


STAGE 2 OF 2: KNOCK OUT


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games are played between the 16 qualified teams from Stage 1.

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winning teams move to the Quarter Finals.

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teams qualify for the semi-finals. Finally, there are games for the 3rd and 1st place.


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STAGE 2 OF 2: KNOCK OUT

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Who talked about the World Cup?

Select match to see activity during individual game







Sentiment Analysis

Sentiment analysis for the last 4 matches of the World Cup.

Tweet Samples

  • It's enough now I don't like watching grown men cry it's #heartbreaking #Brazil2014
  • #BRA Defence has collapse #Neymar is not a Defender #WorldCup #CafeRio
  • RT @1DgoIndonesia: WOAH GERMANY IS THE FIRST TEAM WHO SCORES 7 GOALS IN A WORLD CUP MATCH! #GER
  • keren @Squawka: Andre Schurrle has scored a goal once every 54 minutes at the World Cup #GER
  • #GER not looking good at all right now
  • Dear #Brazil2014 fans Really? There is no excuses for anything Brazil didn't lose because of #Neymar You lost because u deserved it
  • I'm still proud of Brazil we came this far hopefully next time we will do better #BRA
  • RT @prilgracee: OMG go David Luiz and Oscar! You can do it #BRA!!! Do it for Neymar
  • RT @henrywinter: Awesome anthem from #bra players mascots coaching staff kitman & fans Everyone Great touch from David Luiz holding up…
  • 7-0 meant something was wrong in the universe stars were not in alignment 7 - 1 means tried and fail #WorldCup
  • RT @christoferguson: Not sure what is a worse disappointment for Brazil this game or the cost of that stadium #PrayForBrazil #WorldCup2014

Tweet Samples

  • #ARG looking pretty right now I like it I like it
  • #ARG I'm hoping to wake up later and knowing that you'll go to the finals vs #GER
  • “@FootballFunnys: Jasper Cillessen has failed to save a penalty during his professional career #NED just missed 3
  • #4 from #NED needs a damn #yellowcard
  • #ARG #ARG #ARG #ARG #ARG #ARG RT @FarOutAkhtar: Don't make me cry Argentina Remember I am rooting for you #worldscup
  • @coachingbadges great to see #arg allowing Kuyt to have the ball knowing he'll turn away from goal Takes pressure off back 4
  • @akanksharma 27 mins still 0-0#arg have had more possession over the ballCurrently Mascherano seems down injured
  • #NED are playing way too safe they need to start bloody getting something done
  • #NED be kicking every player This is soccer not kickboxing
  • Argentina confirm their 5th FIFA World Cup final after a 24 year break Congratulations! #ARG #WorldCup
  • Great game from Argentina! All the players gave it their all for their team and now they are in the finals!! #ARG

Tweet Samples

  • #BRA Sad very disappointing performance #Brasil2014 so much hope
  • #BRA #worldcup no medals worst Brazil team ever
  • #BRA Look at this stat In the last 11 goals scored in the world cup 10 was scored against Brazil
  • #BRA already down 2-0? I guess FIFA did fire all their script writers #wc2014
  • !! @Squawka: Congratulations to Netherlands 3rd place Well deserved #NED
  • #Fifa #WorldCup World Cup Congrats #netherlands your defense was really great #football #fifa #fifa2014 #fifawo
  • #BRA come back next time even better and stronger!!! promise me!! with neymar too!!! @neymarjr ill wait for you guys!
  • #BRA is playing much better this half wow!
  • #Fact Kuyt has not scored for #NED Since 2011
  • #NED Kuyt down on the sidelines after an elbow by Maxwell It looks like the back of his head has been cut open
  • 18 minutes to go #NED is almost 3rd im actually really proud of our team!!!

Tweet Samples

  • #FiFa Word Cup #Brazil #FIFA2014 CHAMPIONS! WELTMEISTER! #Germany have won the 20th #FIFA #WorldCup 1-0 after Ex
  • #GER @afgansyah_reza: We owe you Götze!! Go Germany goooooo!!!!
  • @8Fact_Footballl: Germany end a 24-year wait for the World Cup trophy #GER
  • #ARG Messi cuts into the middle and tries curling a shot past Neuer but it goes well wide Argentina's magician has no magic today #wcfinal
  • #ARG centre-back misses penalty loses World Cup headline reads: Don't Garay For Me Argentina
  • #ARG goalie realises he only had to stick his hand out
  • #ARG goalie is simply awesome so far!
  • #ARG looking more composed and organised in the second half @FIFAWorldCup Hoping for a goal soon!
  • #GER are a side to fear normally but not today unfortunately :(
  • #GER in this overtime is killing me
  • #Ger are bossing the Midfield But that final killer ball isn't there

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What did people say about the World Cup?

Find the most popular topics and see what the conversations are all about.

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Search for that hashtag or word to see what was said about it

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Explore Twitter activity levels for any word or hashtag over the duration of the World Cup.




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Notes & Credits

Project Notes

This project was created by Nikhita Koul, Sharon Lin and William Lewis as a project for the W205-Storing and Retrieving Data and W209 Data Visualization and Communication classes. Both classes are part of the Masters in Data Science program at UC Berkeley .


Credits

The visualizations were designed with D3 and HighCharts. The search engine is powered by Apache Solr. The data comes from Twitter. The website was designed using Cool Kitten, a framework by Jalxob.The video was provided courtesy of SBnation.