Social Media Roundup: FIFA World Cup 2018 officially kicks off in Russia

by | Jun 15, 2018

For a month, starting yesterday, June 14, 2018, 32 national teams will battle it out on the football pitch in Russia for a chance to lift the coveted FIFA World Cup 2018 trophy. Using the hashtag #Worldcup, football lovers around the world discussed the long awaited tournament on social media.

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https://twitter.com/9GAGFootball/status/1007312871594778624

https://twitter.com/Uniben_Olodo/status/1007270159848017926

https://twitter.com/TheSporTalk/status/1007277397400580102

The opening ceremony;

The World Cup kicked off with a match between host country Russia and Saudi Arabia, leading to 5-0 defeat in the favour of Russia. Here are a few reactions.

https://twitter.com/Iamfemijoseph/status/1007310768084279296

https://twitter.com/OsasCruz/status/1007316541648637953

https://twitter.com/KelvinOdanz/status/1007312881275334661

https://twitter.com/Footy_JokesOG/status/1007312090237825024

https://twitter.com/ashesgyamera/status/1007311119487324161

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/jibolaDblogger/status/1006962615145385985

Follow the conversation here. Read on for other trending topics on social media this week.

Social media influencers are unemployed

This week, a Nigerian Twitter user caused an uproar on the social media platform when she tweeted that social media influencer is “such a cute name for unemployed”. Tweet below.

https://twitter.com/Elizqueen__/status/1006502176380866560

It created such an uproar that even social media influencers from other parts of the world reacted.

Such ignorance!

https://twitter.com/madpweety/status/1006992121038032896

“Sucess stories” of influencers

https://twitter.com/Noblekenson/status/1006549307863060480

https://twitter.com/Elizqueen__/status/1006502176380866560

Other reactions

https://twitter.com/HEAD_MASTA/status/1006921622211760128

https://twitter.com/PhysioNiyi/status/1006619055695040512

https://twitter.com/badt_BOI_/status/1007180746078015488

Read more here.

Eid Mubarak

The holy month of Ramadan where Muslim faithfuls around the world observe their yearly fasting and penance comes to an end today. Here’s how brands and celebrities from around the world are celebrating with their Muslim friends.

Back home in Nigeria

To all our muslim friends, we wish you a wonderful celebration. Eid Mubarak!

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