News and Google team up to help fans celebrate the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Saturday 12, June 2010 and Google team up to help fans celebrate the 2010 FIFA World Cup


The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Africa. During the month-long tournament, millions of fans around the world will follow the games.



To mark the event,, the world’s official football website, and Google have collaborated on a range of online features to help supporters keep track of how each team is doing throughout the tournament. Whether you’re searching for FIFA World Cup news or want to voice your opinion on a player’s performance, we have a number of ways for fans to stay on top of the action:


  • Follow your team while browsing the Internet: stay up-to-date when you’re online with the Chrome extension. Get a live feed of FIFA World Cup results, news and match statistics and if you’re supporting a particular team, personalise the gadget for alerts of goals scored by your team as they happen
  • See the latest scores and schedules in search results: search for [world cup], [world cup spain], [world cup group g] and more, and you’ll see live scores, latest results and match schedules at the top of your search results. You’ll find quick links to game recaps, live updates, standings and team profiles on
  • Follow the tournament on your personalised home page: get all the latest information on FIFA World Cup teams, players and matches streamed to your very own home page with the iGoogle Gadget. If you want to know more about where all the action is happening, click on the ‘venues’ tab to take a closer look at the stadiums
  • Get a feel for what it’s like to be there: and South African Tourism have used Google Maps to add information about the host cities, stadiums and attractions, giving people easy access to these sights with Street View and 3D views :


You can get access to all of these features from and Google by visiting


Matt Stone, Head of FIFA New Media, commented: "In a landmark initiative, the world’s greatest football site,, has teamed up with one of the world’s leading search engines, Google, to give the global community of football enthusiasts unprecedented ease of access to the news and information they crave. From live feeds to in-depth data on matches, teams and venues, and Google provide every Internet user with a privileged, personalised experience of the World Cup." 


New on for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, available in six languages, is the official online destination for the FIFA World Cup.  In 2010, for the first time, users will select the Man of the Match for each of the FIFA World Cup’s 64 games. To interact with and other fans, it is simply a matter of joining the free Club, to enjoy features such as the online Panini Sticker album.  


Match data and statistics in unparalleled breadth and depth will also provide FIFA World Cup match data and statistics in unrivalled breadth and depth, ranging from top-level information to key game statistics plus granular data such as blow-by-blow detail on passes, each player’s speed, and distance in the course of each match. 


News, video, features, games and one-stop-shop

With a full range of news, video highlights, player profiles, historical data, behind-the-scenes access to the stars, games, polls, travel features and a one-stop shop for retail, event ticketing, accommodation and hospitality, offers football enthusiasts around the world the most comprehensive online service for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. 



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