THE world Cup is coming, and with so many games in such a short time, it’s not easy to stay on top of everything that happens. O Google will try to help keep up with the tournament: in addition to the current resources, the search engine and Google TV will highlight daily videos of the best moments — and there’s even a little game to play between matches.
The main change is in the videos. When searching for topics related to the Cup, the best moments of each day will be right at the top of the results page.
This is very interesting. Between November 22nd and December 2nd, for example, there are four departures per day. Seeing the most important bids in a single video will help a lot for those who haven’t had time to watch the games.
According to the company, the content will be made available by FIFA itself, through its FIFA+ streaming platform, and by broadcasters with official broadcasting rights.
The company presented several features for the Cup, but not all of them are new.
Google is currently a great way to keep up with sports when you can’t see the game.
Just search for the name of a football, basketball, American football or other sport team to know the match live, with key moves and statistics.
This information will be complemented during the Cup, with comments about the match right on the results screen, in addition to more in-depth data.
You can also activate notifications for your favorite teams and championships. On Android, you can even pin the score to your device’s screen and follow it while you use other apps.
Recently, the company released player evaluation: fans can give scores between one and five stars for each one on the team.
The game page then shows the average for each athlete. That way, you can get an idea of who was the star and who was in debt.
Cup on Google TV and Maps
For those who have time to watch the matches, Google TV will also help. Right on the system’s home screen, it will highlight live games, reruns and highlights.
It does not stop there. Establishments such as bars and restaurants will be able to add to their Google Maps pages that their TVs are showing the World Cup games.
Thus, those who want to gather their friends outside the house to watch the games can find a place more easily.
Tournament will have collaborative game
And Google is going to do more than just show information — there’s a World Cup game too!
It’s a very simple game: just choose a team and kick the ball towards the nets until the goalkeeper defends it.
Google will add up all the goals scored by users around the world and give the score of the match afterwards.