FOOTIE TWEETS: Confederations Cup, World Cup qualifiers, NBA playoffs, RIP Gandolfini
Despite it being offseason for most clubs around the world, there is still plenty of football being played.
In Brazil there is the Confederations Cup being contested by Spain, Brazil, Uruguay, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, Mexico and Tahiti whilst World Cup qualifiers are ongoing.
Below we have some insight in to those competitions with players from varying corners of the globe posting their life away on Twitter.
Uruguay star Diego Forlan was getting prepped for his sides Confederations Cup clash with Nigeria in Salvador on Thursday.
Diego Forlan (@DiegoForlan7) June 19, 2013
Spain's Juan Mata was performing a few tricks as La Roja got ready for their meeting with Tahiti in Rio.
Juan Mata García (@juanmata10) June 19, 2013
Cesc Fabregas was clearly impressed by his surroundings in Brazil.
Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) June 18, 2013
Whilst La Roja teammate Gerard Pique was busy with some extra-curricular activities.
Great to visit the Vencer Program in Rio today with FIFA Football for Hope pic.twitter.com/zylDTmGhnQ— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) June 19, 2013
AZ Alkmaar striker Jozy Altidore was on top of the world after scoring again for the USA in their 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Honduras and then finding out that the Miami Heat had forced a seventh game in the NBA playoffs against San Antonio Spurs.
Jozy Altidore (@JozyAltidore) June 19, 2013
Seattle Sounders ace Eddie Johnson was also thrilled with the current form of the US side.
9pts after three games and top of the table. Couldn't be any happier for my team and country. I'm blessed to be apart of this #roadtobrazil— Eddie Johnson (@eddie_johnson7) June 19, 2013
Robert Earnshaw (@RobertEarnshaw) June 19, 2013
RAY ALLEN. #respect— Juan Mata García (@juanmata10) June 19, 2013
Ummmm so I'm thinking I might have to go to game 7!!! Quick Miami trip? Hmm. Who's coming??— Maurice Edu (@MauriceEdu) June 19, 2013
Barcelona and Spain star Pique was one of many other footballers tuned right in to the classic contest, although he would have ended up disappointed.
What a game!! Go Spurs Go!! TP on fire..— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) June 19, 2013
Roger Espinoza is a boss. I watching him play at Ohio States and said "who's that Asian kid?" he had that Bruce Lee hairstyle. Am an Old Man— KEI KAMARA (@keikamara) June 19, 2013
Devastating news about James gandolfini sopranos star and brilliant actor has dies suddenly tonight.. Just 51 years old.. Far too young..— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) June 20, 2013
Watched the sopranos so many times I feel I've lost a family member. Truly gob smacked, just can't believe it. RIP— Kris Commons (@kcommons15) June 20, 2013
And despite the fact he is contracted at Tottenham, youngster Tom Carroll was struggling to get his hands on tickets for this weekend's Ascot races.
Need 4 Ascot silver ring tickets for Saturday..can anyone produce ? Would be much appreciated— Tom Carroll (@tom_carroll92) June 19, 2013