The 2018 #WorldCup is happening on Twitter

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The 2018 #WorldCup is happening on Twitter

Last week, our #WorldCup how-to-follow guide provided tips, including accounts and hashtags to follow, to help you join the global viewing party on Twitter. With the start of the World Cup just a day away, we’re excited to offer you even more ways to keep up with the all the action, on and off the pitch.

Twitter offers you and other fans around the world a front row seat to all 64 matches. Whether you’re on your mobile device or twitter.com, you can easily follow all the matches, players, coaches and more.

@FIFAWorldCup on Twitter
Fans should follow @FIFAWorldCup, the official Twitter account for updates provided by the Official Site of the FIFA World Cup. Here you will find match coverage, behind-the-scenes video and photos from Russia, and access to players throughout the #WorldCup. Fans around the globe can also stay close to the news and information from FIFA in a variety of other languages by  following @fifaworldcup_es, @fifaworldcup_de, @fifaworldcup_fr, @fifaworldcup_ar and @fifaworldcup_pt on Twitter.

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#WorldCup Emojis
Fans around the world can Tweet with hashtags in seven languages -- English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Arabic and Portuguese -- to trigger special #WorldCup emojis throughout the tournament. You can add color to Tweets by using #WorldCup this summer.

Each team will also get their own country-specific emoji as well. Use a hashtag in front of the relevant three-letter country code, and that country’s flag will appear after the text.

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Matchday Programs
@FIFAWorldCup will bring the matchday experience to your timelines by creating Twitter Moments for each match of the #WorldCup. Each Twitter Moment will act as a digital ‘matchday program’ for users to consume the top match content on the platform.

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@Budweiser Man of the Match
FIFA, Budweiser and Twitter are making it easier for fans to vote for the Man of the Match Award during the #WorldCup. Fans will decide the best player and winner of the Budweiser Man of the Match trophy when each match ends.

Budweiser Man of the Match voting opens as soon as the first half of each match ends. Fans can access the voting portal via @FIFAWorldCup on Twitter. Fans can vote, and even change their vote, until the match ends. Fans will simply choose the player they feel deserves to win the Man of the Match award and submit a vote via Twitter. Budweiser Man of the Match voting is available in five languages -- English, Spanish, French, German and Portuguese -- so fans around the globe can make their voices heard.

When voting concludes, @FIFAWorldCup will announce the winner via Tweet featuring a video of the match action and an interview with the Man of the Match.

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Keep up with What’s Happening during the World Cup
You can keep up with every shot, save, and goal on Twitter with our dedicated World Cup page and individual pages for every game, including scores, Tweets, videos, and Moments. You can find these pages at the top of your timeline, in search, or in Explore! Available on Twitter for iOS and Android as well as mobile.twitter.com in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, French, Italian, German, Russian, and Arabic.

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FIFA World Cup™ Now is Live on Twitter
FOX Sports will produce a live show with host Rachel Bonnetta (@rachelbonnetta), streamed exclusively on Twitter from Moscow’s Red Square each match day during the World Cup. Featured guests on the show will include FOX Sports’ 2018 FIFA World Cup™ on-air talent Rob Stone (@RobStoneONFOX), Landon Donovan (@landondonovan), Kate Abdo (@kate_abdo), Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas), Fernando Fiore (@FernandoFiore) and other top personalities. The show will provide match action previews, recaps and Twitter reaction as well as original segments produced by FOX’s team in Moscow.

The live coverage is available in the United States to Twitter’s logged-in and logged-out audience and can be viewed at live.twitter.com/worldcupnow or via @FOXSoccer.

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FOX Sports also will provide near real-time video highlights to Twitter for each game, including every goal scored, as well as video featuring talent Q&As, player/coach interviews and press conference clips.

Stay close to @TwitterSports and @TwitterData to keep up with the action leading up to and during the World Cup, and remember to search for or tap on #WorldCup to enjoy the full tournament and match timelines.

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