FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015

FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015

30 May - 20 June

FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015

The group stage in Tweets

Supporters take a selfie picture with Viktor Kovalenko of Ukraine
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Social networks play a big part in the lives of many people, footballers included. At an event like the FIFA U-20 World Cup, players are able to communicate their highs and lows with fans worldwide at every twist and turn. FIFA.combrings you a selection of Tweets that have punctuated the first chapter of New Zealand 2015.

Argentina's Giovanni Simeone announces he is "ready to begin a new adventure" 12 days ahead of kick off

The hours of flying to New Zealand seem to get to Senegal goalkeeper Ibrahima Sy

While Serbia's Andrija Zivkovic seems very pleased to have made it to their Pacific destination

Meanwhile Argentina goalkeeper Agustin Rossi was still enjoying himself in Tahiti!

 Forward Rubio Rubin let fans know the Stars and Stripes were ready for action

Mexico's Diego Pineda was literally counting the days before they took to the field

USA's Kellyn Acosta was similarly excited to get the football under way

New Zealand captain Bill Tuiloma showed his gratitude to the packed North Harbour Stadium for the opening match

Uruguay goalkeeper Gaston Guruceaga celebrates an opening win

FIFA U-17 World Cup graduate Paul Arriola reacted to USA's opening win against Myanmar

After the opening 0-0 draw with Ukraine, Junior All Whites goalkeeper Oli Sail was positive

Uruguay's Thiago Cardozo didn't enjoy experiencing an earthquake in Dunedin

Godfred Donsah gave has verdict on Ghana's opening draw

Mauricio Lemos of Uruguay though enjoyed the taste of victory

Portugal's Rony Lopes was particularly pleased with their first match

USA captain Emerson Hyndman basked in their 4-0 win over the hosts

While team-mate Conor Donovan had a moment with namesake coach Landon

Ghana captain Clifford Aboagye was in hight spirits after beating pre-tournament favourites Argentina

Kevin Gutierrez received thanks for his spectacular winner for Mexico from captain Erick

Ibrahim Balo looked to put Mali's defeat to Serbia behind him

Whereas Lopes was enjoying back-to-back victories

Sy had his sights on the next round after earning a point

While Andreas Pereira was already there after his winner helped Brazil go through with a 100 per cent record

Though Tuiloma was particular happy with the showing of his Kiwi team-mates

Adama Traore too was overjoyed to make it into the last 16

Hvala svima na lepim čestitkama od srca :D :)

— Andrija Zivkovic (@JustAndrija) 6 Juin 2015

And Zivkovic was keen to thank people for all the support that had helped them into the knockout stages, which begin on Wednesday 10 June.

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