Brazil’s Neymar wasted no time putting his footprint on the 2014 World Cup. In the opening match against Croatia, Neymar scored two of his squad’s three goals to give Brazil the 3-1 victory. The first was a perfectly placed equalizer, the second a controversial penalty kick.
Off the pitch, Neymar also dominated – this time in the social media world. According to Forbes’ Jeff Fick, the 22-year-old’s Twitter boomed, picking up around 300,000 new followers – 10.7 to 11 million.
And things for Neymar have only just begun. If all goes according to plan and Brazil makes a deep run into the tournament, Neymar’s Twitter account should make a push to catch Cristiano Ronaldo and his soccer-leading 26.7 million followers.