England team: The conversation break down
We looked at Women’s World Cup related mentions in English that came from the UK to find the highlights for the audience watching at home.
Overall, we found nearly 100k mentions. Let’s break them down:
The top players
Looking at mention volume alone, the top-mentioned players were:
- Ellen White
- Nikita Parris
- Steph Houghton
Ellen White was not only the top-mentioned player, she also caused the biggest player-related mention spike. This was down to her ‘devastated’ reaction when the Lionesses crashed out of the World Cup.
Looking at player mentions as a percentage of the whole conversation, England team members were discussed in nearly 40% of them. This is pretty impressive name recognition across social media.
The top games
The games that caused the biggest mention spikes were:
- England vs Norway
- England vs USA
- England vs Cameroon
While England’s final game against the USA caused a huge mention spike, it was the celebration after their match against Norway that created the largest peak.
The top moments
Looking at key games minute-by-minute we were able to determine the top moments in English World Cup conversation.
- 2 July 10:31pm: England crash out of the World Cup after their game against the USA (221 mentions in a minute)
- 27 June 10:41pm: Celebrations around England win against Norway (109 mentions in a minute)
- 23 June 6:35pm and 7:31 pm: VAR controversies during England vs Cameroon (both 92 mentions in a minute)