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Twitter 'Hashflags' To Support Canada's Women's World Cup Team

06/02/2015 02:11 EDT | Updated 06/02/2015 02:59 EDT

Twitter is making it possible for Canadian soccer fans to show their national pride, even if they can't make it to the Women's World Cup in person.

The social network has rolled out "hashflags," or hashtags that display a country's flag when you tweet them.

It's the first time Canadian hashflags are being used, after Twitter rolled them out for other countries at the 2010 and 2014 men's World Cups (Canada did not qualify for either of the events).

Canadian musician Sarah McLachlan was first to tweet her country's hashflag on Monday, and now she wants everyone else to do the same.

This time out, all the countries' flags are outlined by a maple leaf, recognizing the fact that the 2015 Women's World Cup is taking place in Canada.

Canada's own hashflag has already caught on with numerous Twitter users, though some noted confusion given the shape of the flags (note: the hashflags themselves do not show up in embedded tweets):

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