I expect the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil to be the same kind of photo bonanza on Instagram. The World Cup is one of those rare times when the very best football players from around the world will be playing for their home country with other top players that they are usually playing against as rivals.
This article will highlight some of the best World Cup players to follow on Instagram. I have highlighted 3 players from each of the Top 4 favorites; Brazil, Argentina, Germany and Spain. Then I also provided a player from several other notable teams. You can also follow the National Team for any of your favorite countries on Instagram.
Follow national team @cbf_futebol
Host Country (Odds to win it all 3:1)
As usual, the Brazilian team is stacked with talent. Brazil is the winningest team in World Cup football with 5 Championships but they struggled in each of the last two World Cup's and did not finish in the top 4 spots either year. They last won in 2002 and many feel a win at home in 2014 would be a fitting end to the event.
Thiago Silva, Defender, Captain
Silva is the glue for this talented team of football stars. It will be critical for him to make sure that teamwork is the foremost thought on everyone's mind to create the poetry needed to win the World Cup.
700 photos 978,000 followers
|Shirtless Brazilians from @neymarjr|
Probably the greatest overall talent on the Brazilian team, Neymar is looking to leave a big mark on the 2014 World Cup. In past Championships, one player produced a spectacular offensive performance to catapult the Brazilians to the top (think Pele and Ronaldo). This could be Neymar's year. Neymar is a prolific IG user having shared over 2,100 photos so you definitely want to follow him.
2,100 photos 5.3 million followers
Oscar is a talented midfielder who plays for Chelsea FC in the Barclay's Premier League. Like Neymar, Oscar is one of the other young, 22, but highly talented players on this Brazilian team.
|Team Argentina on plane to Brazil from @marcosrojo|
|Team Germany enjoying some boating from @official_m11|
|Some of Team Spain in Brazil from @andresiniesta8|
|Team Portugal is in the house from @cristiano|