But why wait for news when you can get it straight from the sources themselves, via Twitter? Besides, it beats unverified rumours circulating online. To help you catch up on the latest tweets and scenes from the World Cup, we’ve compiled a list of official Twitter accounts, team accounts and personal player accounts you should follow.
@FIFAcom. FIFA is the organization responsible for organizing the World Cup every four years and keep track of various football clubs around the world. Follow them for internationl football updates. They also tweet in French, Portuguese, Arabic, German and Spanish.
Football Teams Accounts@CBF_Futebol. You most definitely can’t miss out on the host country squad’s Twitter. Updates and news are in Portugese, Brazil’s national language.
@FA. Team England’s national team is simply known as The Football Association (FA). Mostly tweets updates on English teams like Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, etc.
@SFV_ASF. For a country with three main languages, Switzerland surprisingly only tweets in German. Guess they don’t want to sound repetitive.
@Vivo_Azzurro. Second to Brazil with four World Cup wins is Team Italy! Tweets in Italian.
@DFB_Team. Team Germany, three time champions of the World Cup and one of the favourites to win this year.
@jfa_samuraiblue. News and updates on the Samurai Blue are definitely in Japanese. For tweets in English and general football news in Japan, check out @jfa_en.
@AUFOficial. Team Uruguay tweets in Spanish. Many are expecting a rematch between them and Brazil after the 1950 World Cup which saw Uruguay became the champions.
@thekfa. If the Japanese are blue, the Koreans are the Red Devils. And of course, they tweet in Korean.
@KNVB. Team Netherlands. AKA Holland. AKA Oranje because football jersey color, duh. Tweets in Dutch.
@TeamRussia. Following the eventful Sochi Olympics 2014, Team Russia are out to redeem themselves. Tweets in Russian.
@ANFPChile. Team Chile tweets in Spanish.
@ghanafaofficial. Also known as the Black Stars, Team Ghana tweets in English.
@HNS_CFF. Team Croatia tweets in Croatian.
@FenafuthOrg. Team Honduras tweets in Spanish.
@FEDEFUTBOL_CR. Team Costa Rica tweets in Spanish.
@Ecuadorfutbol. Team Ecuador tweets in Spanish.
Football players accounts@DavidLuiz_4. Chelsea FC’s player, David Luiz is slated to play for Brazil. He affectionately calls his fans Geezers.
@SergioRamos. Part of the Spanish team in the 2010 World Cup, Sergio Ramos tweets in both English and Spanish.
@WayneRooney. You can just tell this is the Wayne Rooney based on his Twitter handle.
@carras16. Manchester United’s Michael Carrick may or may not be playing for England. Most likely he will.
@luis16suarez. Representing Uruguay, Luis Suarez thankfully tweets in English as well as Spanish.
@Cristiano. I’m sure you know Cristiano Ronaldo from Team Portugal.
@BSchweinsteiger. Bastian Schweinsteiger from Team Germany. He doesn’t tweet a lot though.
@aguerosergiokun. In which Sergio Aguero incorporates his nickname "Kun" in his Twitter handle.
@FinallyMario. Mario Balotelli playing for Team Italy.
@hazardeden10. Eden Hazard from Team Belgium.