Follow the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Twitter

By Jonno Simpson

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 kicks off this Sunday at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada and football (or if you prefer, soccer) fans around the world can track every match, goal and all the news on Twitter.

Here’s your how-to-follow guide to get closer to the #FIFAWWC action.

Join the conversation

Football fans, follow the official FIFA tournament handle (@FIFAWWC) and dive into the global conversation using the hashtag #FIFAWWC.

FIFA, the teams and players are encouraging young women and girls around the world to live their dreams and break down barriers. Join the conversation using #LiveYourGoals.


Hashflags

After their initial appearance during the 2014 Men’s World Cup, we’re bringing hashflags back for this year’s Women’s World Cup. This is a fun and easy way to add some color to your Tweets. Use a hashtag in front of the relevant three-letter country code, and that country’s flag will appear after your message. In addition, Tweeting with the official tournament hashtag (#FIFAWWC) will unlock a special ball image hashflag to celebrate the event.

Yesterday, Canadian GRAMMY winner Sarah McLachlan (@SarahMcLachlan) launched hashflags via #CAN and #FIFAWWC:

Follow the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Twitter

This Tweet reveals via a GIF the three-letter country codes that will unlock hashflags for all 24 teams, including @TheMatildas very own one under #AUS:

Follow the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Twitter

The Australian team also has their very own hashtag for the tournament (#GoMatildas) that they have been using throughout the buildup: 



The teams

The teams are already engaging with their Twitter fans ahead of the tournament: 22 of the total of 24 are active now, and you can find team-related accounts on this Twitter list.



Follow the Aussie team @TheMatildas and check out all of the Aussie players in this Twitter list. You may even get to have your questions answered by you fav star, as the players take to Twitter in Canada to host Live Q&As.



The players

Over 270 players are on Twitter too. You can find and follow #FIFAWWC players on this Twitter list.



And what If Twitter users could pick an all-star 11 for the starting lineup? This Twitter XI squad below is composed of players mentioned the most (by position) on Twitter over the past three months, forming a team that would surely be the envy of any manager in Canada:

Follow the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Twitter

Finally, don’t forget you can also catch the action on SBS. Full TV and online broadcast details here.