Sport and social media are virtually inseparable these days so it's no surprise to learn that millions of fans around the world logged on to Twitter to share their views on the biggest events of 2013.

Indeed, football related topics were responsible for seven of the 10 busiest periods on Twitter through the year - and that gives a fair indication of what people are doing while their at home watching sport.

From news of Fergie's retirement to the World Cup there was plenty for fans to talk about in 2013 - and thanks to the brand new "@Yearontwitter" account we can reveal the most popular tweets and hashtags from the 12 months.

Click through and check out how the world reacted to some of the biggest sporting events around the world in 2013...

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