Google has introduced FIFA World Cup 2018 doodle to celebrate the month long largest sporting competition on the planet.
The Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off today, Thursday June 14 will see 32 teams from around the world competing till the finals on July 15.
Google has been known to come up with different doodle in the past to celebrate individuals who have made impact in their endeavours living or dead, and has also used doodle to celebrate a particular competition.
This time FIFA World Cup 2018 doodle is showcasing the world diverse cultures, during which national teams will compete in 12 venues in 11 cities around Russia.
Out of the 32 teams, 20 of them are ‘staylites’ including defending champions Germany, while the rest are newcomers, Iceland and Panama are some of them.
To mark the beginning of the tournament, Google on Thursday published the first in a series of doodles celebrating the talent and diverse cultures of each of the participating countries.
Infobase gathered that a new Google doodle will appear every day till July 15, by which the tournament comes to an end.
Each of the FIFA World Cup 2018 doodle will be drawn by artists from each country illustrating what soccer looks like in that country.
Thursday’s doodle incorporates elements from each of the 32 artists, offering a sneak peek collage of the diverse artwork to see during the competition.
Today, the host Russia and Saudi Arabia will play the first competition, heralding the opening of the sporting fiesta at 6 a.m. PT at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
The stadium is also expected to host the finals on July 15.
An opening ceremony before the match will feature Will Smith singing Live It Up, the official anthem of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Nigeria is one of the African countries competing in the largest sporting event on the calendar of the football governing body FIFA.
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We’ll keep you updated as it happens.