FOOTIE TWEETS: Pele kicks off WC countdown as Barton prepares for Champions League
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is now just a year away as Brazilian legend Pele let us know in Rio during the week.
World Cup fever was rife in some parts of the world. Australia captain Lucas Neill was hoping the Aussie fans would fill Sydney's ANZ Stadium for Tuesday's crucial qualifier against Iraq which could send the Socceroos to Brazil 2014.
Lucas Neill (@LucasNeill) June 13, 2013
Juan Mata García (@juanmata10) June 12, 2013
New York Red Bulls star Tim Cahill woke up to recall his historic goal for Australia against Japan at Germany 2006, adding a quick word for the sponsor.
Morning, what an amazing day.7 years ago the priceless moments in Germany in the Worldcup.First aussie to score in a WC #luckyihadmyweetbix— Tim Cahill (@Tim_Cahill) June 12, 2013
Good win 2-0 against Republic of Ireland. It was a pleasure to play at the Yankee Stadium. Going to Brazil to start the Confederations Cup.— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) June 12, 2013
Away from international football, players were up to various things around the world. Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng was putting in the hard yards in the gym as well as getting some sightseeing done in LA.
Work hard play hard twitter.com/JB17Official/s— Jerome Boateng (@JB17Official) June 12, 2013
Jerome Boateng (@JB17Official) June 12, 2013
If u want 2 go 2 my testimonial game vs Sevilla on Aug 9 at Old Trafford (some cool surprises) 2 book tickets go to official Man Utd website— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 12, 2013
Enjoyyyyy twitter.com/hazardeden10/s— Eden hazard (@hazardeden10) June 12, 2013
Despite being in retirement, ex-Everton skipper Phil Neville was working hard to maintain his elite fitness.
Morning all time to hit the gym beach circuit time-have s great day troops— phil neville18 (@fizzer18) June 13, 2013
And here he is revelling in his coaching work with the England U21s at the Euro championships in Israel.
Coaches pose!! twitter.com/fizzer18/statu— phil neville18 (@fizzer18) June 12, 2013
Aston Villa's Andi Weimann was excited about modelling the club's questionable away kit for the 2013/14 season.
Andreas Weimann (@andiweimann) June 12, 2013
Hey who's seen The Purge? I wanna go see it tomorrow but heard it wasn't the best. Thoughts?— Maurice Edu (@MauriceEdu) June 13, 2013
Toronto FC striker Robbie Earnshaw doesn't mind breakfast at dinner time
If in doubt,Cereal is always great anytime of the day.— Robert Earnshaw (@RobertEarnshaw) June 13, 2013
And once again, our favourite Twitter contributor Joey Barton finishes things off. He was gearing up for Champions League football for next season .only if you leave QPR though Joey!
Looks like I am actually well capable of playing Champions League football. Hopefully, I get to prove it next season. joeybarton.com/is-joey-barton— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) June 12, 2013