Game, Set, Match…. Google Celebrates FIFA World Cup 2014 With A Doodle
The world’s biggest and most extravagant sporting spectacle, World Cup FIFA 2014 is just a few hours away and fans all around the world are gearing up to see their favorite teams and superstars in action. In order to celebrate this occasion, Google has launched a doodle on its homepage that is specifically themed according to the event. Users who visit the search engine homepage can see a football in the green and yellow, the colors of the Brazil’s official flag bouncing on the screen.
Further, the letters that make up the word, ‘Google’ sprout tiny stick arms and legs that move up and down while a cartoon version of Rio de Janeiro unfolds in the background. Famous landmarks of the city including the 100 ft statue of Christ the Redeemer and cable cars are also part of the depiction, adding a unique and authentic feel to the doodle.
The first matches to be played in the tournament will be between Croatia and Brazil at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo. The matches between Mexico and Cameroon; Spain and the Netherlands; and Chile and Australia will be held on Friday.