Here's an infographic produced by data crunchers Quartz which uses Facebook to chart the average number of extra O's fans of each World Cup nation haveusedto celebrate goals on the social media site throughout the tournament so far...
They are a few anomalies (Algeria way the hell up there and Argentina way down in tenth) but absolutely no surprises which country comes out ontop.
With opening match of the 2014 World Cup just hours away, I thought it would be best to give a summary regarding the World Cup coverage I've got planned, along with a few various updates about the site itself. You might have noticed that SWU has now moved to a proper domain (www.soccerwrapup.com), and hopefully in the coming days the entire website will be given a new fresh design.
Wayne Rooney scored his first ever World Cup goal this week but it wasn't enough to save England from their earliest ever exit from the competition.
As you would imagine, Rooney is gutted to be coming home so early, so wrote on Facebook: "Absolutely devastated to be out of the World Cup. Going into each game we had great belief in ourselves but unfortunately it hasn't worked out.
Post by Wayne Rooney. Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has updated his Facebook status to declare yesterday's defeat to Liverpool as one of his worst days in football. In what looks like an effort to take on some captaincy responsibilities ahead of possibly taking the armband next season, Rooney also took it upon himself to [.
Earlier this week I went to The Lowry to listen to Sir Alex Ferguson talk about his Manchester United career. I now have a signed copy of his autobiography to give away. All you have to do is follow @R_o_M on Twitter and RT this.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could also take a few seconds to vote for The Republik of Mancunia at the Football Blog Awards and encourage others to do the same.
Having promised Alvaro Arbeloa that he'd cut off his hair if Real Madrid won La Decima on Saturday, Luka Modric proved to be a man of his word and duly kept up his end of the bargain the following day.
Modric posted the following photos of the resulting trim on his Facebook page yesterday, along with the caption "No more Guetta jokes".
Football Daily put together an excellent list of the top 10 European Playmakers recently, highlighting the players that have created the most chances for their teams over the past five years. The statistics take into account the opportunities created as well as all assists made between 2008 and 2013.
Beleidige über Social Media nie einen Fussballer von Arsenal London, denn ab jetzt treten sie den Gegenbeweis an. Und glaubt mir eines, mit einer einfachen Beleidigung könnt Ihr heute keinen mehr herausfordern. Also lasst Euch gefälligst etwas besseres einfallen.
Es normal que se hable acerca de los anuncios en el Super Bowl, incluso algunas personas esperan mÃ¡s los anuncios de las grandes marcas que el evento mismo, las grandes cantidades de dinero que paga una marca por anunciarse durante 30 segundos aumentan aÃ±o con aÃ±o, para este 2014, la cifra fue de cuatro millones de dÃ³lares por esos segundos, pero hay algo que estÃ¡ tomando mucha fuerza, la gran contribuciÃ³n esta vez compartiendo comentarios, anuncios, opiniones, etc.
So, by all accounts, Arsenal went into media lock-down after what happened at Stamford Bridge.
The pre-game press conference, scheduled for today has been cancelled, and the club will provide some quotes for the papers/media outlets ahead of the game. I guess that will include some team updates in terms of injuries, and especially in relation to Laurent Koscielny who was withdrawn at half-time on a Saturday with a calf problem.
Post by Mesut Ã–zil. Mesut Ozil has taken to Facebook to apologise for Arsenal's 0-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich in last night's Champions League encounter. He wrote: "The next morning doesn't feel better either. Sorry guys it wasn't planned that way. Outnumbered it was really hard to win against this team.
Arjen Robben has come out and vehemently denied spurious claims that he spat on Bacary Sagna during last night's Champions League last-16 tie at the Emirates.
Twitter, Facebook and the like were awash with consternation and diatribe last night when television footage appeared to show Robben allowing a dangle of spittle to fall on the French right-back as he lay face-down on the turf, but the Dutch winger has claimed that it was a bead of sweat and nothing more.
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has used Facebook to rally the Arsenal faithful ahead of the Gunners' top of the table clash against Liverpool on Saturday.
Liverpool visit the Emirates even on points with Chelsea while Arsenal sit just two points ahead of them. Ozil, clearly excited about the mouthwatering affair, has urged fans to keep their fingers crossed as the Gunners could extend their lead to five points if they win and Newcastle United defeat Chelsea at St.
Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov posted a "come and get me" plea to Arsenal on his Facebook page today, after a British tabloid reported last night that Arsenal are interested in signing Berbatov, the highly talented Bulgarian footballer.
The photograph, which is on Dimitar Berbatov's official Facebook page, was posted to his timeline with the words "Could fire Arsenal to the title" next to an image of Berbatov wearing a Fulham away shirt.
Last night was as close to what a hurricane must look like as I've ever seen in person. Brutally hot and humid, torrential rain and a light show that Benson & Hedges would've been proud of. Today is gorgeous... partly cloudy, cool breeze, high of 22C. Perfect environment for football.
Hope Solo is making her way back onto the pitch and back onto good terms with the public at least for now.
Solo issued a public apology to her fans and colleagues Thursday ahead of her expected return to her professional club and expressed optimism the fourth-degree domestic violence assault charges against her will be dropped.
Damit hat Marcell Jansen wohl nicht gerechnet. Der Manchmal-Nationalspieler vom Hamburger SV beschwert sich via Facebook über den Schiedsrichter beim WM-Eröffnungspiel, da dieser einen absolut unberechtigten Elfmeter für Brasilien gegeben hatte. Seine Beschwerde ist absolut nachvollziehbar, allerdings macht er einen Fehler.
You're reading this article, which means you're probably somewhat familiar with the plethora of content we provide on the World Soccer Talk website. What you may not be aware of, though, is the even broader spectrum of content we post on our various social media sites. We're heavily active on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Reddit, and we post plenty of stuff you won't find here.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough disaster, with the inquests on going I hope the families can finally get some peace and closure after one of the biggest cover ups in English history. It could have been any club on that sunny afternoon in April 1989. Football fans should stand together when remembering the 96 fans who lost their lives that day.
A Facebook post from the weekend that's bound to make you cringe. This Newcastle fan told a supporters' group on the social networking site that he would be travelling back from Saturday's win at West Ham happy after Yohan Cabaye's late free-kick sealed a 1-3 victory for the Magpies. Unfortunately, he had enabled location services [.
To wind down after his impossibly slinky performance against Aston Villa on Sunday and inspired by nothing more than his own languid greatness, Dimitar Berbatov after washing down a post-match gauloise with a mint julep out on the veranda spent the rest of the afternoon, as he so often does, sketching other such moments of consummate greatness, pencilling a fine tribute to Muhammad Ali then posting it on his official Facebook page.