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How to follow the #WorldCup on Twitter

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Dubai, June 13, 2018:  With one day to go until the 2018 @FIFAWorldCup in Russia, the countdown has begun, and the conversation continues to heat up. This how-to-follow guide offers football fans everything needed to get closer to the #WorldCup action as it unfolds on Twitter.
 
Official World Cup emojis
 
Fans around the world can Tweet with hashtags in seven languages -- including English, Arabic and French -- to trigger special #WorldCup emojis throughout the tournament. The hashtags in English are: #WorldCup and #WorldCupFinal. As for the Arabic hashtag, it’s: 2018ÑæÓíÇ#
 
Each team will also get their own country-specific emoji as well. Use a hashtag in front of the relevant three-letter country code, and that country’s flag will appear after the text. Here are the emojis of the Arab participating teams:
 
 
Team  Team Hashtag  Team Motto (English)  Team Motto (Arabic)
Saudi Arabia  #KSA  #KSA  #ãÚÇß_íÇáÃÎÖÑ
Egypt  #EGY  #ThePharoahs #ÇáÝÑÇÚäÉ
Morocco  #MAR  #DimaMaghreb  #ÏíãÇ_ãÛÑÈ
Tunisia  #TUN  -  #äÓæÑ_ÞÑØÇÌ
Official World Cup hashtags
 
If it’s a specific match you are looking for, FIFA has put together a list of hashtags for the first three days of the Group Stage. Here are the hashtags for the matches of the Arab participating teams:
 
Group Stage
Date Match  Match Hashtag
June 14 Russia vs Saudi Arabia #RUSKSA
June 15 Egypt vs Uruguay #EGYURU
June 15 Morocco vs Iran #MARIRN
June 18 Tunisia vs England #TUNENG
June 19  Russia vs Egypt  #RUSEGY
June 20 Portugal vs Morocco #PORMAR
June 20 Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia  #URUKSA
June 23 Belgium vs Tunisia  #BELTUN
June 25  Saudi Arabia vs Egypt  #KSAEGY
June 25 Spain vs Morocco  #ESPMAR
June 28 Panama vs Tunisia  #PANTUN
 
Arab participating teams’ accounts
 
Follow the accounts of the Arab participating teams from @FIFAWorldCup for quick access to all of the World Cup participants:
  • Saudi Arabia @saudiNT
  • Egypt @Pharaohs 
  • Morocco @EnMaroc
  • Tunisia ⁧⁦@FTF_OFFICIELLE
This list from @FIFAWorldCup is a handy guide to find the Twitter accounts of the players and coaches participating in this summer’s tournament. 
 
Official World Cup accounts 
 
Fans should follow @FIFAcom and @FIFAWorldCup, the official Twitter accounts for updates provided by the Official Site of the FIFA World Cup. Here you will find match coverage, behind-the-scenes video and photos from Russia, and access to players throughout the #WorldCup.
 
Fans in the Arab world can also stay close to the news and information in Arabic by following @fifaworldcup_ar and the below reporters who will be on the ground in Russia:
  • Abdullah Alghazal, @FIFAWorldCupKSA
  • Belal Mostafa, @FIFAWorldCupEGY 
  • Zineb El Houari, @FIFAWorldCupMar
  • Gadri Tarik, @FIFAWorldCupTUN
Additionally, #YallaGoal - the first Twitter live sports show in the MENA region - is currently live streamed and accessible globally to logged-in and logged-out users on Twitter and connected devices. The Arabic show, produced by Goal, will cover a variety of World Cup topics including insights, football-related entertainment and celebrity news. It will air on different days and times of the week, after key fixtures and match days played by the Arab teams, via @GoalAR.
 
The tournament episodes will kick off on the first day of the games on 14 June at 9PM DXB.
 
The World Cup will be here in no time! 

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