U.S., U.K. Lead Global Coverage Of World Cup, Per Media Tracker Moreover Tech.
Media tracker Moreover Technologies has come up with a "number of data sets around how the media worldwide is covering the World Cup and what is trending in terms of stories," according to INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The U.K. and the U.S. are the forerunners, "predictably so from their status as media powerhouses," in a map showing the "amount of coverage that each part of the globe" is giving to the World Cup. Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who pulled off a "heroic display to deny Brazil and earn a draw" on June 17, was the "most talked about player within the 24 hours proceeding their game, taking an enormous 20% share of traffic." As of Tuesday, World Cup coverage had reached more than 470,000 articles published, "with more than 20,000 in the previous 24 hours alone." The U.S. team had "dominating coverage among the 32 teams, mentioned in nearly 10% of all articles" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 6/25).