Google doodle celebrates 8th edition of FIFA Women’s World Cup


New Delhi: Google on Friday celebrated the eighth edition of FIFA Women’s World Cup with a colourful doodle.

To mark the start of the tournament, Google’s new doodle, with green letters accompanied by images of diverse female soccer players, appeared on the search giant’s homepage today.

This year, it marks the eighth FIFA Women’s World Cup conference, with the first in 1991.

Soccer fans will be now able to use Assistant and the search app to follow real-time match updates. While the Google search app will let you subscribe to team updates, Assistant can answer specific questions.

If you’ve got an Android phone, you’ll be able to follow up to three real-time scores on your home screen. You can also use the Google News FIFA Women’s World Cup interactive tracker to browse highlights. And YouTube will show highlights as well as behind-the-scenes moments.

Teams of 24 countries will compete with each other over the next one month. The final match will be held on July 7th in Lyon, France. Four teams will be making their debut at this year’s tournament: Chile, Scotland, South Africa and Jamaica.

The opening match will be played between host nation France and South Korea at 12.30 am (Saturday) in Paris. The official mascot of the tournament is Ettie, the French poussin.

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