The journey to the 2018 World Cup in Russia will take a big step forward Friday as nations, fans, players and reporters converge for the #WorldCupDraw. Twitter is the place to follow the news, join the worldwide conversation, and watch intense global rivalries unfold.
The anticipation of the World Cup Draw is at the top of mind for fans around the world. After all 32 teams were officially qualified on November 15, there have been nearly 50,000 Tweets about the World Cup Draw globally.
Join the #WorldCupDraw conversation
Beginning today, people around the world can Tweet with hashtags in six languages -- Arabic, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish -- to unlock a special #WorldCupDraw emoji.
Fans should also follow @FIFAcom and @FIFAWorldCup, the official Twitter accounts for updates provided by the Official Site of the FIFA World Cup. @FIFAWorldCup has given fans around the world an inside look at all of the best #WorldCup content.
While football fans have anticipated Friday’s event, World Cup conversation on Twitter doesn’t stop there. There have been 4.8 million Tweets globally about the World Cup since August.
From exciting action on the pitch, to countrywide celebrations, and even the disappointment of missing out on qualifying, #WorldCup conversation happened on Twitter.
We looked into which countries were Tweeting the most heading into the #WorldCupDraw.
Here’s a ranking of World Cup Draw conversation by country:
Of the teams that qualified for the World Cup, these are the countries who have the most World Cup Draw conversation on Twitter:
And these are the countries who did not qualify for the World Cup with the highest conversation on Twitter:
Enjoy the #WorldCupDraw and join the conversation with along with your favorite countries!
Check out the Tweet gallery below which has a collection of Tweets as countries from around the world joined the #WorldCup conversation as they qualified for Russia 2018.