To help kick off the FIFA World Cup fever, Google has everything to keep you in the loop of what’s happening on and off the pitch.
Here’s how you can enjoy your football experience this year:
1) Stay in the know with Search
During the FIFA World Cup, you’ll find a new experience for exploring group tables, statistics and trending players so you can keep track of the tournament right on Search. Within 30 minutes of the end of each game, you’ll find video recaps from select broadcasters featuring goals and highlights of major match moments.
To keep track of all the matches, even when you’re not matching, you can pin real-time scores on your Android phone screen from Search on mobile browsers. Find the match you’re looking for, tap and drag to pin the match anywhere on your screen.
2) Follow along with Google News
Stay on the ball with all the FIFA World Cup action as it happens with a dedicated World Cup Tracker on your Google News app on Android. The tracker will include a special “spotlight” feature that provides an easy way to visualize live scores, highlights, results and schedules all in one place.
3) Track the Trends
If you want to know which moments popped on the pitch and where fans are teeming with anticipating, head to our Google Trends page for an interactive, real-time view of FIFA World Cup searches. We will have special pages in different languages in the US, France, Germany, UK, Brazil, and many more. Our data will include real-time rankings of the world’s players based on search interest and embeddable maps and charts where you can relive each game through Search, as soon as it happens.
4) Highlights, behind the scenes and more from YouTube
Miss a game? Can’t get enough of the action? On YouTube globally, you can catch up on your favorite FIFA World Cup moments with select video highlights from official FIFA broadcasters in more than 80 countries around the world.
5) Find places to watch the games on Google Maps
Starting June 14, look out for the “good for watching sports” highlight on business listings in Google Search and Maps to find your best local places to watch the games. For a little inspiration before you put on your jersey and head out the door, take a closer look at two FIFA World Cup stadiums, Otkrytye Arena and St. Petersburg Stadium, on Street View.