Google Makes It Easier to Search for World Cup Soccer Info
As the World Cup 2014 competition begins today, Google is helping soccer fans stay abreast of all the happenings during the monthlong competition.Google wants to be your personal guide to the World Cup 2014 competition, which begins today in Brazil, by making it easier to find details about matches, players and more through simple Google searches. With that in mind, Google has unveiled several World Cup-centric search features that will give soccer-crazed fans all they want to know as it happens, according to a June 11 post by Emily Moxley, a Google product manager, on the Google Official Blog. "From the last-minute U.S. goal against Algeria in '10 to the head-butt watched 'round the world in '06, every four years the beautiful game captures the imagination of billions of people," wrote Moxley. "This year, wherever you are, Google is bringing you closer to the action than ever before." As users type in simple searches for terms such as World Cup or World Cup USA, Google Search will automatically now provide soccer fans with team lineups before the match, live scores, and up-to-the-minute information about goals and player statistics, she wrote. "You can also stay updated on your favorite teams with Google Now [cards]—you don't even have to search."
Also beefed up just in time for the World Cup are Google Trends services, which give live rankings about the players, teams and moments that are the focus of the games in real-time, wrote Moxley. "At google.com/worldcup, you can explore these moments throughout the tournament, whether it's insight on how a country is feeling ahead of a big match, or where fans stand on a controversial game-winning call."