The 20th #WorldCup is already shaping up to be a fantastic tournament with loads of exciting matches, cracking goals and non-stop drama on display. Here’s a look at some Twitter highlights so far.
The new look @Socceroos confounded the pre-match predictions to push the highly-rated Chileans all the way before ultimately going down fighting 3-1. Before the game, some high profile fans were tweeting their support:
Fans took to Twitter throughout the game to discuss the big moments, resulting in more than 2 million Tweets related to the match, predictably with peaks at the key stages.
Leading the @Socceroos line admirably and joining an exclusive club of players to have scored in three World Cups, it was no surprise that @Tim_Cahill was the most mentioned Aussie player, followed by Tommy Oar (@TommyOar10) and Matthew Leckie who both put in eye-catching performances.
Next up for the @Socceroos is @KNVB, who spectacularly conquered @SeFutbol 5-1. Can @Socceroos shock the world and keep their #WorldCup dreams alive? In the lead up to the game, don’t forget to Tweet @Socceroos using the #GoSocceroos hashtag to get a personalised signed photo.
Nearly as impressive as the goal itself was the response on Twitter:
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Some of the world’s biggest stars took to Twitter during the match:
Again, the goals were the biggest Tweet moments of the match:
Finally, it was a good weekend for the psychic kangaroo @Predictaroo from @AustraliaZoo with three from three successful picks. Can she keep up her 100% record with her @selecaoportugal vs @DFB_Team prediction?
If this first weekend is anything to go by, there are plenty more #WorldCup delights in store for fans, both on the pitch and on Twitter.
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