Many people nowadays use social media channels to discuss their favorite teams and sports superstars. This is why they take to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, among other channels, to describe how each passing moment during the FIFA World Cup 2018 feels. It is a month-long event that sees survivors of a fierce qualification process battle it out in front of the world.
This World Cup is the first one to be hosted by a country in Eastern Europe. Russia has the following host cities: Kaliningrad, Kazan, Krasnodar, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd, Yaroslavl, and Yekaterinburg.
Despite the absence of football giants Italy and the Netherlands, football fanatics and enthusiasts are thoroughly enjoying the thrills of the games. While Twittersphere comes alive every game day, Facebook gets filled with memes, comments, and interesting match insights.
At the same time, fans enjoying matches from the stands regularly share photos and videos of the field on Instagram. Even YouTube isn’t left out as sports channels upload game highlights and ignite discussions in the comment section.
With the attention this year’s tournament is generating, it could top the 2014 finals when according to the data we found at bettingsites.me.uk, 672 million tweets were sent out. Germany had defeated Argentina to win the tournament after thrashing that year’s host, Brazil, in the semifinal.
This year, the attention is even greater due to the unpredictability of all matches turnout and moments like soccer’s great Diego Maradona flipping off people after the matches are finished.
Indeed, the social media users post nothing but banter, memes, trolls, while fans express their joy, pain, and anger. Here are some interesting examples.
‘Japanese players left their dressing room spotless and with a note that simply read, ‘thank you’. Classy until the end. #WorldCup’
‘Great move by FIFA to make all the most exciting games the evening kick-offs. Best introduction since goal line technology. #SWESUI’
‘I thought I was bad at shooting then I watched Sweden v. Switzerland in the 2018 World Cup.’
‘Brazil’s World Cup hopes hang in the balance after Neymar receives high-five from small child.’
The 2018 World Cup is an excellent source of entertainment, excitement, and amusement. With the game moving into the finals, people from all over the world are no doubt enjoying the turnout. Lastly, there is no denying the fact that the 2018 World Cup will inspire many teams to play better in future tournaments.