All the ways to stay up to date during the FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup kick-off countdown is on! To make sure you don’t miss any major moments, here are new features that will help you stay up to date as 32 nations compete to win it all.

Google offers new features that will help you stay up to date as 32 nations compete to win FIFA World Cup
Google offers new features that will help you stay up to date as 32 nations compete to win FIFA World Cup. Photo courtesy: Canva

Get in on the action with Search

Whether you are a casual fan, soccer aficionado or hopping on the bandwagon, we’ve got you covered! To prepare for the tournament, search 'World Cup' and follow your favorite teams. Simply click on the bell in the top-right-hand corner to opt-in to receive notifications about your squad. We know the best fans care deeply about the details like who is dominating the passing game. Now, when you look up a match you will be able to view in-depth stats, win probabilities and key events timelines.

Opt-in to receive notifications about your squad.
Opt-in to receive notifications about your squad. Photo courtesy: Google

Can’t watch every minute of every game? Pin the score on your Android phone so you can easily see it even while you are on the go. Using your Android Google App or from Search on mobile browsers, simply tap the match you want to track and drag to pin the score anywhere on your screen!

You can also catch all the “oohs”, “ahhs'' and “GOOAAAL” moments you might have missed with daily recap videos directly on Search from FIFA+ and official broadcasters including beIN SPORTS, BBC, ZDF and more. Dive even deeper and look up your favorite athletes to learn more about their stories and accomplishments.

No matter which player or team you are rooting for, soccer is all about community and a little friendly competition. On Search when you look up players, you’ll be able to rate players based on how you think they’ll perform and see how that rating stands up against the others. Soon you can also compete with fans in our multiplayer online game. People from around the world will work together to help their team score the most amount of goals to win. Once a real-life match is set, pick your team and work with other fans to score the most virtual goals before the match ends.

Find exciting content from the FIFA World Cup™ 2022 on YouTube

There are even more ways to watch the biggest moments throughout the tournament on YouTube. World Cup fans can catch up on and rewatch the most exciting moments of every game on YouTube via FIFA and official broadcast channels. Starting November 20, YouTube TV subscribers can watch live the FIFA World Cup 2022™ on FOX and FS1, and make the most of their viewing experience with gameday features such as key plays to catch up on real-time highlights, stats, scores and standings. Members subscribed to the 4K Plus add-on can enjoy all 64 matches in ultra-high-definition. For those looking to tune in to the Spanish broadcast, Telemundo is included as part of the YouTube TV Base Plan. You can also find exclusive Shorts and long-form content for this year’s World Cup from creators like Deestroying, Rima, Cheeky Boyos, Jesser, Abo Flah and more. Relive and react to your favorite World Cup moments using the Remix feature in Shorts. Be sure to follow along using #ShortsFIFAWorldCup and join in the fun by using this hashtag when you upload your own content.

Catch the matches and highlights with Google TV

Catch the matches and highlights with Google TV
Catch the matches and highlights with Google TV. Photo courtesy: Google

With your Google TV device, you'll be able to tune in to everything from the group stage to the finale. Jump straight into live matches featured in your For you tab. A new row lets you explore World Cup content like live games, highlights, recaps and more from FIFA+, ITV, Peacock, Telemundo, ViX and other broadcasters. These updates on Google TV are available on the new Chromecast with Google TV and other Google TV devices including Hisense, Philips, Sony and TCL.

Discover new places to see the action

Want to watch the game with other fans? A new label for businesses on Search will launch ahead of the games and help you do just that. Soon you can simply search for “Where to watch the world cup near me” within Search to find a nearby venue of your choice. Business owners should review their local rules about showing sporting events to the public before applying the new label.

Countdown with Wear OS

Wear OS by Google watch and set reminders for upcoming matches
Wear OS by Google watch and set reminders for upcoming matches. Photo courtesy: Google

Don’t miss any matches with your Wear OS by Google watch. You can check your match viewing plans from your calendar in the Agenda app and ask Google to set reminders for upcoming matches. With Hublot’s Big Bang e FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, a connected watch powered with Wear OS, you can wear the same watch that all of the official referees will wear in the World Cup. Before the tournament begins, the watch will display a countdown to the opening match on November 20. During the tournament, you can get useful information ahead of a match, like team line-ups and player profiles. The watch even animates if a team scores, so you’ll never miss a goal!

Grow your knowledge about the World Cup with Assistant

Google Assistant is helping long-time soccer fans and those new to the World Cup with an expanded collection of facts. Say "Give me a soccer fun fact" to learn about the first females to referee the tournament, the number of stadiums lined up to host the event and more. To chat about the game, ask Assistant, "Do you like soccer?" and "Who's your favorite soccer player?", or celebrate together with "It's game time" or "Say goal!"

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