The 2014 Brazil World Cup started yesterday, with the hosts playing Croatia in the opening match of the tournament. After falling a goal behind early in the game, Brazil rallied to win 3-1, maintaining their status as favourites for the event.
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With billions of fans around the globe, football is far and away the world’s most popular sport – and that popularity has quickly bled into social media.
Indeed, football’s adage that it’s “played by millions, and watched by billions” could equally be applied to Twitter, with the top players each boasting millions of fans. But which football star has more followers than any other player on the network?
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Football – or soccer if you’re in North America – has some 3.5 billion fans across the globe, making it far and away the most popular sport in the world.
That popularity has quickly bled into social media. Indeed, football’s adage that it’s “played by millions, and watched by billions” could equally be applied to Twitter, with the top clubs (and athletes) each boasting millions of fans. But which teams are faring best?