Hashflags, handles and more: Twitter and the 2015 Women's World Cup

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Tuesday June 2nd, 2015

A World Cup around the corner can only mean one thing: The return of the hashflags.

Twitter has brought back the social media feature, which this time around will embed a maple-leaf-shaped flag for each nation, as one of its elements in preparation for the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada, which kicks off Saturday.

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According to Twitter, 22 of the 24 nations participating in Canada have official accounts (Sweden and China are the only ones that do not), and over 270 players have active accounts that can be followed throughout the tournament and beyond. The official hashtag of the tournament is #FIFAWWC, and the official account of the competition is @FIFAWWC (and the full schedule for the tournament can be found here). 

We've compiled every nation's account, every U.S. women's national team player's account (the U.S. women have their own hashflag for their "She Believes" campaign as well) and Twitter's list of every player who will be in Canada as the tournament creeps closer.

Official team Twitter handles, hashflags by group:

GROUP A

CANADA: @CanadaSoccerEN (Hashflag: #CAN)

CHINA: None (#CHN)

NEW ZEALAND: @NZ_Football (#NZL)

NETHERLANDS@oranjevrouwen (#NED)

GROUP B

GERMANY: @DFB_Frauen (#GER)

COTE D'IVOIRE@FIFCI_tweet​ (#CIV)

NORWAY@NFF_info (#NOR)

THAILAND: @FAThailand (#THA)

GROUP C

JAPAN: @jfa_nadeshiko (#JPN)

SWITZERLAND: @SFV_ASF (#SUI)

CAMEROON: @FecafootOfficie (#CMR)

ECUADOR: @trifemenina (#ECU)

GROUP D

USA: @ussoccer_wnt (#USA)

SWEDEN: None (#SWE)

AUSTRALIA: @TheMatildas (#AUS)

NIGERIA: @TheNFF (#NGA)

​GROUP E

BRAZIL: @CBF_Futebol (#BRA)

KOREA REPUBLIC: @theKFA (#KOR)

SPAIN: @SeFutbol (#ESP)

COSTA RICA: @FEDEFUTBOL_CR (#CRC)

​GROUP F

FRANCE: @EquipeDeFrance (#FRA)

ENGLAND: @England (#ENG)

COLOMBIA: @FCFSeleccionCol (#COL)

MEXICO: @Futbol_Mex_Feme (#MEX)

USWNT accounts for each player

POSITION

PLAYER

TWItter handle

Goalkeeper

Ashlyn Harris

@Ashlyn_Harris

Goalkeeper

Alyssa Naeher

@alyssanaeher

Goalkeeper

Hope Solo

@hopesolo

Defender

Lori Chalupny

@lorichalupny

Defender

Whitney Engen

@WhitneyEngen

Defender

Julie Johnston

@_JulieJohnston_

Defender

Meghan Klingenberg

@MeghanKling

Defender

Ali Krieger

@AliKrieger

Defender

Kelley O'Hara

@kohara19

Defender

Christie Rampone

@christierampone

Defender

Becky Sauerbrunn

@beckysauerbrunn

Midfielder

Shannon Boxx

@ShannonBoxx7

Midfielder

Morgan Brian

@moeebrian

Midfielder

Tobin Heath

@TobinHeath

Midfielder

Lauren Holiday

@LaurenHoliday12

Midfielder

Carli Lloyd

@CarliLloyd

Midfielder

Heather O'Reilly

@heatheroreilly

Midfielder

Megan Rapinoe

@mPinoe

Forward

Sydney Leroux Dwyer

@sydneyleroux

Forward

Alex Morgan

@AlexMorgan13

Forward

Christen Press

@christenpress

Forward

Amy Rodriguez

@AmyRodriguez8

Forward

Abby Wambach

@AbbyWambach

The Full Field

Twitter has compiled a list with a link to every player's handle. The full list of tweets from those players is below:

If you're going to be at the event, each host city has accounts that could be useful as well:

Edmonton: (@CityofEdmonton; @WhereEdmonton; @avenueedmonton)

Montreal: (@MTLBlog; @voir; @MTL_Ville)

Moncton: (@SeeNewBrunswick; @CityofMoncton; @EventsMoncton)

Ottawa: (@Ottawa_Tourism; @OttawaJantine; @apt613)

Vancouver: (@MyVancouver; @georgiastraight; @miss604)

Winnipeg: (@cityofwinnipeg; @TheForks; @wag_ca)

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