GUADALAJARA – If the World Cup final was decided by the number of Twitter followers, Mexico would be lining up in the Maracana on July 13 to face Brazil.
El Tri’s Twitter account (@miseleccionmx) has 1.36 million followers at the time of writing and is second of all the World Cup nations only to Brazil (@CBF_Futebol) with 1.4 million.
In third place is Colombia with a little over 700,000 followers, with the United States (@ussoccer) in fourth with 660,000 people following.
There’s no doubt who Mexico’s most popular player is.
Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (@CH14_) has 3.23 million people on his Twitter account, dwarfing second-place Giovani Dos Santos (@OficialGio) with almost 900,000.
Porto midfielder Hector Herrera (@HHerreramex) has the least number with just over 5,000, although he only opened his account earlier in May.
The Mexico team appears to be world champion of Facebook, however, with over six million likes on its official page.
That beats Brazil (4.3 million), England (3.8 million) and the United States (1.3 million).