Our last post analyzes the evolution of the sentiment of the fans during the Confederations Cup final.
We have considered Brazil fans as the ones tweeting in Portuguese and mentioning Brazilian players, whereas Spanish fans are the ones tweeting in Spanish and mentioning Spanish team players. We have linguistically analyzed the contents and we have given a polarity score to each tweet. This linguistic analysis is based on sentiment and polarity dictionaries, adapted to football. The following graph shows the temporal evolution of the polarity during the final.
We can see how:
- Before the kick off of the game, the Brazilian fans are a bit more optimistic than the Spanish ones, but both fans follow the same trend.
- In general, during the match when one of the fans increase their positiveness, the other fans decrease it and the other way around.
- When Fred scores for Brazil, in minute 3, the Brazilian fans keep more positive whereas the Spanish ones start to be less positive.
- When Neymar Jr. scores the second goal for Brazil, this trend is even more marked.
- This trend continues during the half time until the Spanish team has a chance to score a penalty shot (PS). At this point, even the score is 3-0, the Spanish fans become positive again. But when Sergio Ramos misses the shot, the Spanish fans are negative until the end of the game, specially after Piqué commits a fault on Neymar Jr and gets a red card (RC).
- On the Brazilian side, the maximum expression of positiveness is reached during the celebration of the Cup