The 2014 Social World Cup: Rooney Makes The Dream Team But Spain Lift The Trophy

By on June 10, 2014

With the 2014 World Cup about to get underway in Brazil, fans around the globe are getting ready to enjoy a month of exhilarating football and watching some of the most famous faces on the planet strut their stuff in South America.

The usual names are among the favourites this year with Spain, Brazil, Germany and Argentina all being touted as potential winners. However, ever wondered who would come out on top if the tournament was based on Twitter followers? Well wonder no more as the guys over at Stay Sourced have come up with this interesting Infographic that shows us how the competition would unfold if a teams Twitter following was proportional to their success.

Take a look:

Footballers are more like movie stars these days and with the growth of social media, players are now attracting follower numbers well into the millions. Real Madrid and Portugal superstar Ronaldo is currently the most popular player with over 24 million followers, although his arch nemesis in ‘real life’, Lionel Messi, doesn’t have an official Twitter account so no doubt he’d push the Portuguese attacker if he ever decides to get an account.

Unsurprisingly, Ronaldo’s numbers helped Portugal all the way to the final where they were beaten by Spain, who lift the ‘Social World Cup’ trophy due to the impressive follower numbers of players like Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Cesc Fabregas and Andres Iniesta.

Although England are knocked out by the Spaniard’s in the quarter finals in this scenario, the Three Lions actually come a very respectable fourth overall with Wayne Rooney the most popular player with nearly 8 million followers.

I’m sure many England fans would take a fourth-placed finish this summer but for now, we’ll just have to settle for being ‘good’ at Twitter!

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