Tech Talk-World Cup on Your Smartphone

By Dan Reynolds, |

Published 06/15 2014 10:02PM

Updated 06/18 2014 06:59PM

        For soccer fans, Rio is the place to be right now.
        Brazil, the World Cup and parties, it's a scene, man.
        But millions of fans will get wrapped up in the futbol frenzy, from afar.
        The world's most popular sport generates incredible excitement for it's fans.
        The global scope of the World Cup means the big names in social media are players. They have the tools to make it easy follow game play, from anywhere.
        Twitter users can show their team spirit with a hashtag in front of a country's three-letter code, like U-S-A. This creates a hashflag icon, no limit to how many can appear within a tweet.
        You can follow Argentina and the U-S. If one doesn't win, maybe the other will.
        Facebook has a page to keep tabs on what's trending, This includes an interactive map showing top athletes and who's rooting them on around the globe.
        Soccer fans know how to have fun. Many fans start pulling for a team they never thought they would support.
        To learn more about those unfamiliar teams, one might Google them. The search engine has a hub dedicated to what's trending among World Cup matchups. Plus you'll find maps with peeks inside all 12 stadiums, at field level.
        For a comprehensive guide to World Cup play, check out the official tournament app from FIFA. It has the latest news, a schedule of all 64 matches, and details on all 32 teams.

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