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Follow Canada on Twitter during FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™

By Christopher Doyle

The FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ (@FIFAWWC) is kicking off in Paris this weekend with some of the finest soccer talent from across the globe on display. Fans can join the conversation on Twitter through key hashtags including #FIFAWWC, #DareToShine, #LeMomentDeBriller and #Ettie.

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Canada was the host nation during the last edition of #FIFAWWC back in 2015. For 2019, look for top Canadian talents and major memories to own the conversation on Twitter for soccer fans coast-to-coast.

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The biggest narrative for Canada women's national soccer team will centre around team captain and Canadian soccer icon Christine Sinclair (@sincy12). This is scheduled to be her final  #FIFAWWC and Sinclair will be looking to cap a career that made her one of the all-time most discussed Canadian female athletes on Twitter.

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These are the three biggest Twitter events of Sinclair’s career, based on volume of Twitter mentions

  1. 2012 Summer Olympics - London (Canada women's national soccer team captures Bronze medal)
  2. 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup - Canada (As the host nation, Canada women's national soccer team advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament)
  3. 2016 Summer Olympics - Rio de Janeiro (Canada women's national soccer team captures Bronze medal)
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Canada has several other veterans and upstarts who’ll be central to the #FIFAWWC conversation in the coming weeks. Sinclair is the Canadian female soccer player with the most all-time Twitter mentions. Amongst her teammates in 2019, here is how they rank in terms of career Twitter mentions:

  1. Christine Sinclair (@sincy12)
  2. Stephanie Labbe (@stephlabbe1)
  3. Desiree Scott (@MsDScott11)
  4. Kadeisha Buchanan (@Keishaballa)
  5. Sophie Schmidt (@SophieSchmidt13)

Here are five other ways that Canadian soccer fans can get in the game and join the Twitter conversation during #FIFAWWC.

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In addition to the official tournament emojis, each of the 24 teams in the tournament will have a custom emoji that can be unlocked via key hashtags. For Canada, fans can Tweet #CANWNT to unlock a Canadian flag emoji all through the tournament.

The best way to follow the latest Tweets from @CanadaSoccerEN stars during #FIFAWWC will be through the team Twitter follow pack. This Twitter list features both current players and alumni, and collects all the latest content and reactions in one place. Subscribe to the follow pack here.

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Organizers have created an original Twitter follow pack that will allow soccer fans on Twitter to follower official FIFA team reporters for the tournament’s 24 squads with a single click. Check out the full list of reporters here while @CanadaSoccerEN FIFA team reporter Mona Yeganegi can be found and followed here.

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Event pages are the best place on Twitter to find top content, commentary and reactions in one place. Here is where you can the event pages for each of the Canada’s opening round matches.  

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For Canadians on Twitter, TSN (@TSN_Sports) will be home to the best game highlights and top #FIFAWWC content. As the official Canadian broadcast partner of the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™, TSN brings Canadians all 52 matches, from the opening kickoff on Friday, June 7 all the way to the final on Sunday, July 7. On Twitter, TSN will share the latest, up-to-the-minute video highlights from all games, and will offer live pre-game shows promoting to TSN and CTV live game broadcasts. This includes key matches in the tournament quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals.

For the latest #FIFAWWC content, commentary and conversation during the tournament, use Twitter early and often all through out the tournament.

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@chrisdoyle

Christopher Doyle

‎@chrisdoyle‎

Head of Sports, Twitter Canada