Recent research suggests that the data traffic during the World Cup final next month will reach about 12.6 terabytes - more than four thousand times the 30GB of data generated by fans in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
The research by unified storage solutions vendor NetApp considers one-minute videos uploaded through the smartphones of about 74,000 spectators at the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
The projection is part of an infographic comparing the World Cup finals in 1998 in France and 2006 in Germany, with predictions for the Brazil tournament and the Qatar World Cup in 2022.
If Qatar remains the host of the 2022 soccer tournament, the expectation is that the amount of data generated by fans will reach 1.3 petabytes in the final and that 86,000 fans will be uploaded through wearable devices.
According to the NetApp research, the 2014 World Cup will be televised to 192 countries and territories to an audience of 3.2bn people, the equivalent of 46.4 percent of the world's population.