Google search to show nearby venues showing World Cup matches
Google is releasing a range of features ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup kick off on November 20 to help fans and follow the tournament from Search, Maps and Google TV.
Fans will enter their favorite or national football team in the search bar, then continue tapping the bell icon on the far right to receive notifications about the team.
Notification alerts can include detailed stats, win probabilities, and a match score timeline. Google also offers “daily recap videos direct to search from FIFA+ and official broadcasters including beIN SPORTS, BBC, ZDF, and more.”
Users can also pin the scoreboard as a little floating pill on Android devices, tracking multiple matches simultaneously.
The search engine giant is also adding a multiplayer game which will be available when matches are live, where players can choose a team and kick the ball towards a goal, to score points.
According to Blog“People around the world will work together to help their team score the most goals to win. Once a real game is set, choose your team and work with other fans to score the most virtual goals before the game. end of the game”.
Additionally, Google Search also intends to let fans “rate players based on their performance and see how that rating compares to others.” Companies could add an icon indicating that they present the World Cup to their customers, on Google search and on Maps.