World Cup Players on Twitter
As we’ve mentioned (a few times now), this is going to be the first World Cup of the social media age, and everyone is expecting it to be the biggest thing ever to hit Facebook and Twitter, as well as the other social networks. We’ve set up Twitter accounts for each World Cup team, and will be using it as another tool to get the word out on our posts during the tournament. But as much as we do hope you’ll follow us for World Cup news, sometimes you want to get it straight from the horse’s mouth (that’s “mouth”, Marcus Hahnemann). So here is a list of Twitter accounts for World Cup players.
Three disclaimers for this – First, we are only including accounts that are either “Verified” or that we are quite sure to be the actual player. Second, it’s a big internet out there and I’m quite sure that we missed some, so feel free to tell us in the comments and we’ll add them. And last but not least, several teams have been banned from tweeting during the tournament, so the busiest time ever for football social media might be the quietest time for some of these accounts.
Argentina: Sergio Aguero
Chile: Humberto Suazo
France: Nicolas Anelka
New Zealand: Ben Sigmund
Uruguay: Diego Forlan
Note: Diego Forlan’s page gets the award for Twitter background that most reminds me of Twin Peaks. Sitting on a red couch in front of curtains with a creepy smile, oh and the couch looks like its levitating because of the way the picture repeats. If you don’t want to go all the way to the Twitter to see what the players are saying, here’s a widget showing all the recent tweets from every account on the list: