Google Doodle celebrates opening of the World Cup

June 14 (UPI) — Thursday’s Doodle collage on the Google homepage celebrates the official opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Created by Gluekit, the colorful drawing suggests what soccer looks like around the world.

“This year’s Doodle series will celebrate the rich cultures and talent of all 32 participating countries by featuring guest artists hailing from each nation! Tune in to catch all 32 Doodles throughout the games, each illustrating the artist’s interpretation of ‘What (soccer) looks like in my country,’” Google said.

The teams will play 64 matches during the month and World Cup finals are to be played at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15.

The United States, Canada and Mexico were all chosen Wednesday to host the 2026 World Cup.