#Soccer

The 2014 World Cup kicks off today in Brazil!  If there ever was a football (er, soccer to the US audience) fan, today is the beginning of one of the most exciting months of this year for this beloved sport. 

During our Jamboree in Prague we had a hackathon where Ionut looked at Instagram tags and what they tell us. The above images shows us where most pictures are tagged with #soccer around the world. 

From the host country Brazil, to Argentina, Chile, Venezuela and the big European contenders the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and even England, it seems there's no limit to number of places Instagram users around the world are tagging #soccer in images.  Whether it's a local club, kid's club or a national team, there's no denying soccer's popularity around the world. 

Want to see more of these images and find out how we came up with this? Check out our previous entries here  or play with our interactive heatmap in our Labs section.