May 29, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; A Honduras player prepares to kick an official World Cup 2014 ball during a friendly against Turkey at RFK Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

World Cup 2014: Twitter using 'Hashflags' during tournament


Are you itching to show even more support for your country during the FIFA World Cup this year? Well it looks like Twitter will help you do that through your social media account.

Each of the 32 competing teams will have their own “Hashflag.” What that means is that every time you refer to your country by a three-letter hashtag, a small flag of the corresponding country will appear in your tweet.

Bleacher Report UK has provided a full list of each and every three-letter hashtag:

This feature was also used during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Twitter will then tally all of the tweets that used the “Hashflags” and use the numbers for a “World Cup of Tweets.” You can vote for your country by clicking here.

To keep up with all of the action during the tournament, as well as tweets from players and coaches alike, fans can use the hashtags #WorldCup and #WorldCup2014. There will even be live match timelines so you can always be kept up-to-date on all goals, fouls and saves.

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll be seeing a lot of #sui hashtags over the next month or so. You’ve been warned.


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