Twitter Launches Official World Cup 2010 Tracking Page

In order to make it easier for fans to follow news and updates about specific teams and matches during the FIFA World Cup 2010, Twitter has just launched a brand new mini-site. The new mini-site is smartly designed, displaying upcoming matches, the most interesting tweets and Twitter staff picks for relevant users to follow.

In order to make it easier for fans to follow news and updates about specific teams and matches during the FIFA World Cup 2010, Twitter has just launched a brand new mini-site. The new portal is smartly designed, displaying upcoming matches, the most interesting tweets and Twitter staff picks for relevant users to follow.

“Using live widgets, real-time search, and Top Tweets (updates that are currently catching the attention of many Twitter users) we’ve put together a special site to capture the spirit of the World Cup and it’s already pulsing with activity”, announced Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter.


By clicking on a country’s flag, you can view its upcoming matches and also a stream of tweets about that country. If you click on a match, you can see specific tweets related to that match.

Twitter filters the tweets using hashtags like #fifa and to identify supporters of a particular country twitter is relying on a country’s three-letter abbreviation ike #arg, #bra, #eng, #esp, #fra, #ger and #ita. This works well for matches that are taking place right now, but it can be problematic with future matches because of hashtag spammers.

While there are a lot of other ways to follow the 2010 World Cup on Twitter, Twitter’s official 2010 World Cup Page shows off an elegant, easy-to-use option. [Twitter 2010 World Cup via Twitter’s Blog and Mashable]

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