World Cup 2010 football on Twitter

The FIFA World Cup is probably one of the most highly-anticipated sporting events in the world, with millions of people worldwide gearing themselves up for it. However, the 2010 World Cup is probably going to be more interesting than any of the others.

Well, that is as far as social media and social networking is concerned anyway. As reported by Amy-Mae Elliott over at mashable.com, this is the very first World Cup to be played out in the Twitter era and the first to actually fully embrace the social media universe.

This of course is going to work very well for avid football fans that are keen to keep up to date with all the news of their favorite teams and players. And the real-time nature of the Twitter website, may even entice newcomers to use the popular micro-blogging site.

So to prepare newcomers for all the World Cup action, mashable.com have provided a few tips on how to follow the 2010 World Cup on Twitter. There appears to be quite a few footie-related tags in circulation on Twitter at the moment, including #worldcup.

#England appears to be what most people are using to refer to news on the England team, while any mentions of the United States team can be found under #USMNT. You can read more on this subject and find a list of great sites to follow during the World Cup via the link above.