FIFA to hold every Man of Match vote on Twitter

FIFA will let fans decide the official Man of the Match for World Cup games via a vote on Twitter.

Fans can vote using #ManoftheMatch each World Cup game

Voting for Man of the Match honours will be available in six different languages. (Thomas Hodel/Reuters)

FIFA will let fans decide the official Man of the Match for World Cup games via a vote on Twitter.

Mass social media

The World Cup will be the most tweeted event ever, a Twitter Inc executive said on Tuesday.

Brazil's Twitter director Guilherme Ribenboim said the volume of tweets sent during the month-long competition starting on June 12 will dwarf the 150 million tweets sent about the 2012 London Olympic Games, calling it the "biggest event ever" for Twitter.

— Reuters

Football's governing body and official World Cup sponsor Budweiser are hoping that taking the vote to social media will increase the number of fans who vote during each game.

In 2010, the vote was only accessible on the FIFA website.

At this year's tournament, the voting will open on Twitter at the start of the second half of each game, with fans able to click on a picture of their chosen player and register their vote via the hashtag ManoftheMatch.

FIFA's marketing director Thierry Weil says the process gives fans "the opportunity to be part of the sport they love."

Voting will be available in six languages — English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and Arabic.

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