Fans get chance to vote on Man of the Match at World Cup

Fans will be able to vote for players like Spain's Iker Casillas to be man of the match at the...

Fans will be able to vote for players like Spain's Iker Casillas to be man of the match at the World Cup in Brazil. (REUTERS/Henry Romero)

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, Last Updated: 11:36 PM ET

If you don’t like who is voted man of the match for games at the World Cup in Brazil, blame yourself, not FIFA.

Fans will have more input into which players are voted man of the match during the World Cup – yes, it involves social media – FIFA announced Monday.

FIFA, the governing body for soccer world-wide, will let fans cast their votes on Twitter for the official man of the match after each World Cup game. It’s the first time this has been done during the World Cup, although fans could vote via the FIFA website during the tournament four years ago in South Africa.

The voting process gives fans "the opportunity to be part of the sport they love," according to FIFA marketing director Thierry Weil.

Fans who don’t have Twitter accounts won’t be shut out, though. Votes can be cast on the FIFA website and with the FIFA app.

Voting will be done in six languages – English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and Arabic – by using #ManofheMatch on Twitter.


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