As a football lover, you don’t want to miss a single match—especially not during the biggest tournament of the year. Thanks to Google, you can stay up to date with every match and player, even if your favourite team is playing across the globe in the early hours of the morning. Here are some tips for how Google can help you keep up with the excitement and hubbub of the beautiful game. You can use these tips to follow all kinds of sports. Play on!
See what’s hot with Google Trends
Google Trends show how much a term is being searched for on Google over time and in which country. You can also compare terms to view their relative popularity. For example, if you want to know which leagues are more popular in Malaysia, you can simply compare “Premier League” to “La Liga” or “Serie A” or “Liga Super” and so on. You can even subscribe for email alerts about trending teams and players that you care about.
Start using it at http://www.google.com/trends
Quick answers with Google Search
Want to know when Spain’s next match is? No need to hunt around different websites—just go to Google. Type in [spain world cup] to see their record so far and when their next game is on in your local time zone. You can easily browse top player and team information right from Google’s search results, just input [most popular player] for a carousel of top footballers. This can help you research a sports related topic faster and more in depth than before.
Stay organized with Google Calendar
Google Calendar is simple way to get your life in order, and it can also help you manage your game-watching plans too! You can set reminders and notifications for every game you want to watch throughout the day and share your calendar with your family and friends easily.
Color-coding makes it easy to see your different engagements at a glance. Google calendar is available across all your devices so you can take your calendar with you.
Get your Google Calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/
Get news delivered to you with Google Alerts
Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your queries. One way to keep up with the latest news on the World Cup is to set Google News on Google Alert. Enter a search query you wish to monitor, such as “Ronaldo” or “Portugal Football Team”, and you will see a preview of the type of results you’ll receive according to your setting.
Learn more at http://www.google.com/alerts
Google Now: Information at your fingertips
Google Now gives you just the right information at just the right time. This is useful for everyday life, but especially useful when traveling because Google Now can get you information about your new surroundings.
For instance, Google Now can help you uncover some great activities by showing you events happening around you, suggesting websites for you to explore as you research things to do, or even nearby photo spots to visit. You’ll also see cards for weather, currency conversion, translation, and flight status.
Find out how at http://www.google.com/landing/now
Você fala português? Don’t worry if you don’t speak Portuguese. Google Translate allows you (and the person you’re speaking with) to speak, handwrite, or even take a picture to input the language you need translated. If you were ever stumped on what to order at a Japanese countertop sushi restaurant, fear no more: just take a photo of the menu item, brush your finger over the bit you want translated, and voila. You can even download an offline language pack so you can access Translate without an Internet connection.
Starting using it at http://www.google.com/translate