World Cup team Twitter accounts have had fun all tournament


Team Russia's Andrei Markov (79) and Pavel Datsyuk (13) congratulate Vladimir Tarasenko (91) on his goal during second period World Cup of Hockey action against Team North America in Toronto on Monday, September 19, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

The World Cup of Hockey has brought with it not only some incredibly entertaining hockey, but also some world class twittering from each team’s official account.

The star of the tournament so far is the official English account of Team Russia, whose honesty and slightly awkward phrasing has made it something of a must-follow for the past week.

Here’s a quick sample from Russia’s disappointing opening loss to Sweden:

And here’s how Russia’s first two goals against Finland were described on Thursday:

The Team North America account, which was counting on a Russian loss, wasn’t as upbeat:

There was still some optimism to be found however, despite Finland’s two-goal deficit:

Spirits were still high after Evgeni Malkin gave Russia a 3-0 advantage.

North America might be eliminated, but one of its players did catch the eye of Team Canada:

Team Europe, which will face Sweden in the semifinals on Sunday, wasn’t shy about bringing up its convincing 6-2 win over the Swedes in pre-tournament play:

But the best moments continued to come from the North American and Russian accounts:

North America, which was eliminated from the World Cup with Finland’s loss, chose to remember the good times:

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