50 World Cup Players You Should Be Following on Social Media

Social media has grown exponentially since the last World Cup in 2010, when Instagram was still months away from launching. Many of the 736 players competing in Brazil will be keeping real-time tabs of their journeys over the next month, offering followers behind-the-scenes access at the planet's biggest sporting event. We've picked out 50 of the very best.

1. Samuel Eto'o, Cameroon

2. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, England


3. Mario Balotelli, Italy



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4. Omar Gonzalez, United States


5. Pablo Zabaleta, Argentina


6. Luis Suarez, Uruguay



7. Blaise Matuidi, France

8. Xherdan Shaqiri, Switzerland



9. Neymar, Brazil


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10. Michael Essien, Ghana


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11. Hossein Mahini, Iran



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12. Darijo Srna, Croatia


13. Lukas Podolski, Germany



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14. David Luiz, Brazil

15. Stefanos Kapino, Greece



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16. Sergio Aguero, Argentina


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17. Iker Casillas, Spain



18. Hugo Almeida, Portugal


19. Yun Suk-Young, South Korea



20. Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany


21. Ogenyi Onazi, Nigeria



22. Clint Dempsey, United States



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23. Jonathan de Guzman, Holland


24. Faryd Mondragon, Colombia



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25. Shinji Kagawa, Japan


26. Salomon Kalou, Ivory Coast



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27. Raphaël Varane, France


28. Daniel Sturridge, England


29. Antonio Valencia, Ecuador



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30. Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal



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31. Esteban Granados, Costa Rica



32. Fredy Guarin, Colombia



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33. Bernard, Brazil

34. Yann Sommer, Switzerland



35. Felipe Gutierrez, Chile



36. Jasmin Fejzic, Bosnia-Herzegovina


37. Bailey Wright, Australia



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38. Hassan Yebda, Algeria


39. Gaston Ramirez, Uruguay



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40. Leonardo Bonucci, Italy


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41. Cesc Fabregas, Spain



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42. Fred, Brazil


43. Mesut Özil, Germany

44. Giovani dos Santos, Mexico


45. Masahiko Inoha, Japan



46. Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast



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47. Jack Wilshere, England


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48. Edin Dzeko, Bosnia-Herzegovina



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49. Jozy Altidore, United States

50. Paul Pogba, France


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Bryan Graham

Bryan is a senior staff writer at Mic focusing on sports and culture.

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