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Soccer fans Jeremy McKnight (L), 42, and Sara Stringfellow, 28, kiss after the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Portugal and the U.S. at a viewing party in Los Angeles, California June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) - RTR3V6AX Soccer fans Jeremy McKnight (L), 42, and Sara Stringfellow, 28, kiss after the 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match between Portugal and the U.S. at a viewing party in Los Angeles, California June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) - RTR3V6AX  

Tinder Users The Real Winners At The World Cup

Over 600,000 fans made the journey to witness this year’s World Cup, but many of them seem to have other motivations for vacationing in Brazil. Since the international soccer completion began, the online dating app Tinder has seen an incredible spike in downloads.

Tinder allows users to scan singles in their area and to chat with their matches. Apparently, many World Cup attendees have been scoring matches.

Even prior to the World Cup, Brazil had the highest number of Tinder users after the U.S. and Britain. Now, users in Brazil are spending up to 50 percent more time on the app. (RELATED: Celebrate The World Cup By Admiring These Brazilian Hotties [SLIDESHOW])

Cheap data plans are also encouraging Brazil’s visitors to use their smartphones to explore relationships on Tinder.

Francisco Garcia, a 23-year-old Chilean, told USA TODAY that he is happy to meet any women, Brazilian or foreign: “All kinds of gringas, for friendship. It can also be for my romantic life.”

The World Cup may encourage national pride, but on Tinder, soccer fans are reminded of the value of globalism.

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