With a number of weeks spent away from home, the players at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 found one of the best ways to keep in touch with family and friends, and indeed their fans around the world, has been via social media. The tournament so far has seen a number of players and official team accounts take to Twitter to showcase the beauty of Chile, and express the warmth of their reception in the South American country.
FIFA.com takes a look back at some of the top tweets that have displayed Chilean hospitality, shown the beauty of the country or given us an insight into life at a U-17 World Cup.
— Panos (@panaldinho10) October 15, 2015
Australia's* Panos Armenakas* displays his sweeter side in the days leading up to the Joeys' opening game at Chile 2015.
@fifacom_es Aprendí a disfrutar del fútbol a un gran nivel que es el que se muestra en una Copa Mundial y muy agradecido con Dios y la Fifa
— thatkiddylan23 (@DylanAndrade07) November 3, 2015
"I learned to enjoy the football shown at a World Cup level and I'm very grateful to God and FIFA for that."
Honduras captain *Dylan Andrade *tells us what he has learned from his experience in Chile.
Humbling to see the damage last month's earthquake and tsunami caused in La Serena. pic.twitter.com/bMXXgErYWG
— Trent Arnold (@trentaa98) October 21, 2015
It wasn't all sightseeing and football for England's Trent Arnold. The Three Lions had a glimpse of mother nature's brutal power.
Chile is beautiful pic.twitter.com/4aSv7kqr8C
— Paul Woolston (@PAULHW_) October 21, 2015
Goalkeeper or amateur photographer? England stopper *Paul Woolston *snapped this great picture during his stay in Chile.
bonjour @fifacom_fr Merci. L'ambiance de la coupe du monde est incroyable. Chili est un pays chaleureux, avec des personnes sympatiques.
— jornvancamp (@jorn_vancamp) November 4, 2015
"The World Cup atmosphere is amazing. Chile is a warm country, with really nice people."
Belgium midfielder Jorn Vancamp's response when asked about his highlights of Chile 2015.
@fifacom_de im Stadion der Sieg gg Argentinien Außerhalb unser Besuch bei den Tischtenniskindern in Chillan
— Christian Wueck (@ChristianWueck) November 5, 2015
"In the stadium the win against Argentina. Outside, our visit of the table tennis kids in Chillan."
Germany coach Christian Wuck recalls his fondest Chilean memories.
— U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) October 16, 2015
US Soccer *getting pumped!*
@fifacom_es holaa! Bien todo bien.. El apoyo de toda la gente que siempre estuvo con nosotros independiente de todo!! Un abrazo
— Gabo Mazuela (@gabomazuela11) November 4, 2015
"I'll never forget the support of everyone irrespective of the results"*
Chile forward *Gabo Mazuela *loved the support from the home fans.*
— S W Lee 이승우 (@Seungwoolee) October 24, 2015
Lee Seungwoo displays his cheeky side after Korea Republic reached the knockout stages.
@fifacom_es y fue una linda experiencia haber participado un mundial. Y aparte en un País muy lindo y muy organizado
— Sebastian Ferreira (@sebasferreira11) November 3, 2015
"Chile is a nice and well organised host country. Taking part in a World Cup has been a great experience."
Paraguay's *Sebastian Ferreira *loved his time at Chile 2015.