12 June 2014 :: Google has celebrated the launch of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a Animated Doodle on its homepage.
Users will see a football bounce onto the screen, in the green and yellow of host nation Brazil’s official flag.
The interactive doodle begins by showing a yellow and blue coloured football bouncing into view from stage left. The ball comes to a halt in the centre of the screen, at which point the letters making up the word Google come alive and begin to jump up and down in a carefree manner. As the letters let themselves go in the foreground, the vista of Rio de Janeiro opens up into view behind them. Golden sands and palm trees can be seen along with cable cars furiously conveying passengers to and from the top of the city’s iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain. The statue of Christ the Redeemer watches the carnival scene impassively, while the summer sun rotates in an unusual fashion.