Your home for the @FIBA Basketball World Cup

Friday, 29 August 2014

With the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup set to tip off tomorrow in Barcelona and Madrid, the conversation is already heating up on Twitter. To stay close to scores, behind-the-scenes access and more, follow the official @FIBA account and be sure to use the exclusive tourney hashtag #Spain2014 to join the conversation.

Tournament highlights

From the first tip of the opening game between Egypt (@EBBFED) and Siberia to the final match in Madrid, @FIBA has you covered. A few noteworthy initiatives to keep an eye on:

  • Live scores: For the first time ever, fans will get live scores from every game by Tweeting ‘scores’ to @FIBA.

  • Twitter Mirror and Vine 360 Booth: See what the players are like on and off the court by going behind the scenes for unique and unprecedented access.
  • Venue hashtag: Fans in Spain can look forward to posing with giant #Spain2014 hashtags outside Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona (6-11 September) and the Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid (6-14 September), the venues hosting the final phase of the tournament.

Follow Teams and Players

Over 24 teams will vie to win the tournament and more than 50 NBA players will be representing their country in Spain. You can find and follow all of them here.

Keep a lookout for great photos and vines from behind the scenes, practice and around Spain by following @NBA.

USA hoops fans can follow their team through the official team account (@usabasketball) and @USOlympic. Here you’ll find game coverage, behind-the-scenes video and photos from Spain, plus access to players throughout #Spain2014. Join the conversation using the team hashtag #USABMNT.

All 12 @usabasketball players are NBA stars — and all of them are on Twitter. Follow them here.

Official broadcaster

Between them, several ESPN networks will carry every game of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Make sure to follow @ESPN and @ESPNNBA for additional inside access to #Spain2014.

Following the #Spain2014 action on Twitter ensures you won’t miss a single moment. So sit back, join the conversation and enjoy as the world’s best basketball players compete for global bragging rights.