Google has been adding StreetView, Maps, and new search features specifically for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup, and today it brings new Google Now cards to Android and the Google Search app for iOS. The new cards for Google Now feature will present the latest on World Cup news including “scorers, match statistics, group standings and more.”
Also new for this year’s tournament, you don’t even have to search to get updates on your favorite teams—just open Google Now. You’ll be given an option to start seeing cards with stats about each match that you can tap for more detail… Make sure you are signed in to Google, and have your Google Now turned on in your settings. Swipe up to see your Google Now cards and follow your favorite team!
In addition, Google is also bringing stats, scores and team info right to Google Search on the web. You can see a couple examples, which include team lineups, live scores, and real-time match updates, via search queries [world cup] or [world cup usa]. You’ll also find a new section on the Google Trends site specifically for the event:
For the first time, you’ll find a Google Trends experience designed specifically to help you explore the players, teams and moments that are capturing the world’s attention. Check out google.com/worldcup and explore trends from all 32 competing countries.
The updated Google Search app for iOS is available on the App Store now and the other features are available on Android and the web.