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

4. Omar Gonzalez, United States

5. Pablo Zabaleta, Argentina

6. Luis Suarez, Uruguay

7. Blaise Matuidi, France

8. Xherdan Shaqiri, Switzerland

9. Neymar, Brazil

10. Michael Essien, Ghana

11. Hossein Mahini, Iran

12. Darijo Srna, Croatia

13. Lukas Podolski, Germany

14. David Luiz, Brazil

15. Stefanos Kapino, Greece

16. Sergio Aguero, Argentina

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

23. Jonathan de Guzman, Holland

24. Faryd Mondragon, Colombia

25. Shinji Kagawa, Japan

26. Salomon Kalou, Ivory Coast

27. Raphaël Varane, France

28. Daniel Sturridge, England

29. Antonio Valencia, Ecuador

30. Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

31. Esteban Granados, Costa Rica

32. Fredy Guarin, Colombia

33. Bernard, Brazil

34. Yann Sommer, Switzerland

35. Felipe Gutierrez, Chile

36. Jasmin Fejzic, Bosnia-Herzegovina

37. Bailey Wright, Australia

38. Hassan Yebda, Algeria

39. Gaston Ramirez, Uruguay

40. Leonardo Bonucci, Italy

41. Cesc Fabregas, Spain

42. Fred, Brazil

43. Mesut Özil, Germany

44. Giovani dos Santos, Mexico

45. Masahiko Inoha, Japan

46. Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast

47. Jack Wilshere, England

48. Edin Dzeko, Bosnia-Herzegovina

49. Jozy Altidore, United States

50. Paul Pogba, France