The spectacle that is the greatest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. It’s quickly approaching, so to keep you in the social loop we have compiled a list of pages, keywords/hashtags and some key games to make sure you don’t miss a beat of the Brazilian drums.
The Official Website of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil http://www.fifa.com/worldcup
The website for FIFA’s Social Media hub is http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/social/index.html and you can get all the information on all of their Social Media accounts.
The Official Facebook Page of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil http://www.facebook.com/fifaworldcup
A few of the more popular teams to follow have their own Facebook pages
If you are following the World Cup on Twitter the Official Twitter handle is:
Some Important Teams to Follow
Twitter has compiled a list of the official accounts for teams competing in Brazil so you can keep up to date with all that is happening with each team. https://twitter.com/TwitterSports/lists/wc-2014-team-accts
They have also compiled a list of all the players that have Twitter accounts that are involved as well as breaking this down to each nation so you can follow all your countries players. https://twitter.com/TwitterSports/fifa-wc-2014-players/members
To follow Australia’s players you can view this list. https://twitter.com/TwitterSports/lists/australia-2014-wc-team
Players and commentators are always a good source of information and fun, so why not follow some of these accounts to keep in touch with team news and views.
@Tim_Cahill, (Tim Cahill)
@TheRealBozza, (Mark Bosnich)
@SantoSamEd, (Santo, Sam & Ed)
@Cristiano, (Cristiano Ronaldo)
@WayneRooney. (Wayne Rooney)
@DaniAlvesD2 (Dani Alves)
@XabiAlonso (Xabi Alonso)
@neymarjr, (Neymar Jr)
@3gerardpique, (Gerard Pique)
@andresiniesta8, (Andreas Iniesta)
@MesutOzil1088, (Mesut Ozil)
@juanmata8, (Juan Mata)
@SergioRamos, (Sergio Ramos)
@DavidLuiz_4, (David Luiz)
@rioferdy5, (Rio Ferdinand)
@D_Sturridge, (Daniel Sturridge)
@GNev2, (Garry Neville)
@Ibra_Official, (Zlatan Ibrahimovic)
@Guaje7Villa, (David Villa)
@FinallyMario, (Mario Ballotelli)
To stay in touch and see what is trending or what conversations to join in you could use some of these Hashtags and Keywords:
To follow teams you can search the 3 letter abbreviation for their name. When you use these hashtags, they will turn into “hashflags” and a small flag will appear beside the country name.
Also try the 3 letter abbreviation for each game eg #AusvsEsp (Australia vs Spain) #ItavsEng (Italy vs England) and so on.
The Official YouTube channel for FIFA is https://www.youtube.com/user/FIFATV
Enjoy the World Cup #GoAustralia.