Twitter and soccer are a wonderful marriage. The social media platform has become a vital, virtual companion when watching the beautiful game, with immediate reaction instantly accessible at the touch of a button.
But for those that are relatively new to the game but a pro on Twitter, or perhaps even the other way round, you might not be utilizing Twitter to its maximum potential. And what better time to immerse yourself further in the game than on the cusp of a World Cup?
So instead of trawling through swathes upon swathes of social media pages trying to find the best accounts to follow, we’ve done the hard work for you, citing 25 accounts that you must track to help enhance your experience throughout the Brazil showpiece:
1. Fernando Duarte – Fernando is the man to follow for the best coverage of the Brazilian team and has recently written a book about the country’s worst World Cup moments. A wonderful character, too.
2. Guillem Balague – The Spanish football expert has his finger on the pulse when it comes to all things La Roja-related and is very close to a host of Spanish players. I was lucky enough to interview him back in April.
3. Iain Macintosh – The funniest soccer expert on Twitter. His hilarious anecdotes are not only plentiful, but incisive and thought provoking.
4. Jonathan Wilson – Jonathan has an astounding encyclopedic knowledge of the game’s history, regularly producing masterful articles on a myriad of different topics.
5. Zonal Marking – If statistics and numbers are your bag, then Michael Cox’s account is well worth indulging in. Offers an incomparably clear, concise explanation on the tactical side of the game.
6. Futbol Pictures – Regularly posts superb high quality photographs of a plethora of different parts of the game. Expect no let up throughout the course of this tournament.
7. Oluwashina Okeleji – Okeleji is an expert in African soccer. You’ll struggle to find better coverage of the teams involved from the continent anywhere on the web.
8. Sam Kelly – Sam is an Argentinian soccer fanatic, who covers the Primera A in forensic detail. Expect great insight into the Albiceleste and the South American game as a whole.
9. Squawka – A phenomenal source for all your statistical requirements. Squawka is easy to use and full of brilliant information to impress your friends with.
10. James Horncastle – BT Sport’s Italian soccer guru is quick off the mark when it comes to all things Azzurri related. A very skilled and articulate writer.