The Twitter Handles You Must Follow This World Cup — And 5 To Stay Away From

The World Cup is a global phenomenon, with almost the entire world paying attention to the beautiful game at some point over the month-long tournament. This is especially true on social media — the last World Cup final set a record for tweets per minute. So if you want to get involved, you need to know what Twitter handles to follow for the World Cup. 

Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled a list of 18 Twitter feeds you must follow this summer — and, just as importantly, five to avoid like a Joachim Low finger.

Now we may be a bit biased on these first four, but we’ve also included a solid collection of media personalities and former athletes. As for the five not to follow, you’ll be happy you blocked them at the end of the summer.

Twitter Handles To Follow For The World Cup

The18 @the18com

You can go ahead and unfollow all other soccer Twitter handles and just pay attention to us. It’s the best soccer Twitter handle in the world — totally unbiased opinion. 

Connor Fleming @ConmanFleming

If nothing else, follow for the obscure/random FIFA 18 tweets.

Bryce Badwan @BBadss

The real reason to follow Bryce is to ogle his sleeveless profile pic. 

Travis Yoesting @TravisYoesting

You may have to put up with a few cat photos and @Whataburger retweets, but this guy is the smartest person on the internet bar none. At least that’s what my mom says. 

FIFA World Cup @FIFAWorldCup

It can’t hurt to follow the official Twitter feed of the dang tournament.

Telemundo Sports @TelemundoSports

More so than Fox, the place to go for World Cup TV coverage.

Mexican National Team @miseleccionmxEN

Keep up to date with everything El Tri. At least until they crash out in the Round of 16. 

Men in Blazers @MenInBlazers

If you don’t love the Men In Blazers, you probably don’t have a soul. Follow Roger Bennett while you’re at it too.

Grant Wahl @GrantWahl

This guy is everywhere in U.S. soccer media, including Sports Illustrated and Fox. And apparently Instagram now too.

Rachel Bonnetta @RachelBonnetta

Chicken and Waffles and Pulisic lover.

Zack Goldman @ThatDamnYank

Co-founder of Common Goal and well, he bought this dope wind breaker. 

Brooks Peck @BrooksDT

This guy works at TheAthletic and Dirty Tackle and is a standup bloke. 

AS Roma English @ASRomaEn

Probably the best club Twitter feed in the world. It's goofy, funny and weird in all the right ways.   

Nigeria Super Eagles  @NGSuperEagles

You just need every opportunity to look at their jerseys. 

Across The Pond Radio @ATPRadio


Arlo White @ArloWhite

Your favorite voice to listen to every Saturday or Sunday morning. Just imagine his voice saying this tweet. 

Rawan @rawan

She’s a Messi fanatic with quality commentary. 

Ryan Rosenblatt @RyanRosenblatt


Jason Foster @JogaBonito_USA

This fan regularly produces great GIFs of goals and skills and has a good eye for the game. 

Stuart Holden @stuholden

One of the few Fox broadcasters who will call matches from Russia, Holden might actually have some insight as to what’s going on during the World Cup, unlike most of his fellow Fox announcers. Plus, based on last year’s trip to Russia for the Confederations Cup, he’ll probably have an interesting trip. 

John Lally @ doolallyblue

The18.com's bitter englishman. Takes as hot as the Everton manager hotseat. 

Cristiano Ronaldo @Cristiano

Lionel Messi doesn’t really do the Twitter so the next-best player on Twitter is Ronaldo. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic @Ibra_official

Zlatan won’t be at the World Cup as a player, but he’ll still loom large, especially when Sweden is playing.

Christian Pulisic @cpulisic_10

He’ll probably try to sell you something this summer, but you gotta follow the best U.S. men’s soccer player.

Bobby Boswell @bobbyboswell

Boswell is a former USMNT player with a lighthearted take on the beautiful game. Warning: Do not follow if allergic to Dad Jokes. 

Landon Donovan @landondonovan

One final former USMNT player on here. He’s sure to have some hot takes this summer, probably still bitter Jurgen Klinsmann didn’t add him to the USMNT roster for 2018.

Others who are chill:

Sam We Don't Know His Last Name: @barstoolsam

Aaron West: @ayyy_west

Sam Klomhaus: @SamKlomhaus

Aly Wagner: @AlyWagner

Feroze Ali: @feroze17

Mike L. Goodman: @TheM_L_G

Twitters To Not Follow For The World Cup

Alexi Lalas @AlexiLalas

He’s brash, arrogant and uninteresting. Not worth your time. 

Jim Rome @jimrome

Does anyone ever care what he has to say?

Jason Whitlock @WhitlockJason

I’ll be honest, I blocked this blowhard as soon as I realized you could do that on Twitter, so I have no idea what he’s up to, which is just fine by me. 

Joe Prince-Wright @JPW_NBCSports

NBC Sports’ lead soccer writer is the definition of a boring Twitter personality. 

U.S. Soccer MNT @ussoccer_mnt

No need to follow these guys this summer. Move along.

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