World Cup 2018 Day 1: Google Doodle celebrates FIFA tournament on opening day

World Cup 2018 Day 1: Google Doodle celebrates FIFA tournament on opening day

  • Google has marked the opening day of the 2018 World Cup with its own doodle
  • The doodle features the collaborative work from dozens of artists worldwide 
  • Google Doodles are often used to celebrate events, people, holidays and more 

Google has marked the start of the 2018 World Cup with its very own Google Doodle.

To commemorate the event in a special way, the company enlisted guest artists hailing from all 32 competing nations to help create the doodle.

Each artist was tasked with interpreting what football looks like in their home country, putting their own unique take on the sport and offering a truly global perspective on the world’s game. The artwork was ultimately all assembled by Gluekit for the doodle.

Google’s new doodle for the 2018 World Cup featured the work of artists from all 32 countries

The following artists have represented their countries in creating the 2018 World Cup Google Doodle:

  • Argentina – Gaston Pacheco
  • Australia – Helen Li
  • Belgium – Sam Vanallemeersch
  • Brazil – Pedro Vergani
  • Colombia – Diego Cadena Bejarano
  • Costa Rica – Elizabeth Argüello
  • Croatia – Vedran Klemens
  • Denmark – Rune Fisker
  • Egypt – Shennawy
  • England – Celyn Brazier
  • France – Helene Leroux
  • Germany – Sua Balac
  • Iceland – Siggi Eggertsson
  • Iran – Rashin Kheiriyeh
  • Japan – Shinji Tsuchimochi
  • Mexico – Valeria Alvarez
  • Morocco – Annassi Mehdi
  • Nigeria – Yinfaowei Harrison and Ifesinachi Orjiekwe
  • Panama – Juan Tang Hon
  • Peru – Andrea Galecio
  • Poland – Świętosław “Slawek” Fedorczuk
  • Portugal – Tiago Galo
  • Russia – Arina Shabanova
  • Saudi Arabia – Otman Denye
  • Senegal – Reverse Pamplemus
  • Serbia – Bratislav Milenkovic
  • South Korea – Subin Yang
  • Spain – Andrés Lozano
  • Sweden – Linnea Sterte
  • Switzerland – Chragi Frei
  • Tunisia – Noha Habaibe
  • Uruguay – Macarena Campos

What is a Google Doodle?

A Google Doodle is a temporary alteration of Google’s homepage logo in honor of special events, holidays, people, accomplishments and the like.

The first Google Doodle was created back in 1998 to commemorate the Burning Man festival. Initially designed by Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, they were later created by outside contractors until the company established its own dedicated in-house team known as Doodlers to create them on a regular basis.

Holidays such as Christmas and Halloween are often commemorated with Google Doodles. In recent years, they’ve also been used to commemorate specific individuals such as Eugenie Brazier and Dr. Virginia Apgar as well as special events like the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

When is the World Cup 2018?

The 2018 World Cup is scheduled to take place from June 14 to July 15.

Where is the World Cup 2018?

The World Cup will soon be held in Russia.