World Cup 2018 – Day 16 – The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is underway! Over the next month, players from the men’s national teams of 32 countries will compete for top rank across 12 venues in 11 cities around the country. With a total of 64 matches (and plenty of GOOOALS!), the games will culminate at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15.
This year’s Doodle series celebrates 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 ⚽ looks like in my country.”
Today’s Featured Artists
Argentina – Gaston Pacheco
Q: What does ⚽ mean in your country? A: Football is the most popular sport in our country and the one that people are most passionate about. There’re plenty of rituals around it, traditions, and even cábalas. It brings lots of expectations and excitement to the air and it’s also a way to bring people together .
France – Helene Leroux
Q: What does ⚽ mean in your country? A: For the majority in France, football is something we have in our heart since childhood (whether it’s through fuss-ball, collecting cards of players, playing together in the mud even if it’s raining, video games, TV etc). It’s an opportunity for people to gather to either play or cheer for their team. Football in France will always echo to the worldcup victory of 1998 and the color blue! Allez les bleus!!
Portugal – Tiago Galo
Uruguay – Macarena Campos
Early sketches and drafts of the illustrations below
You can find more about World Cup 2018 – Day 16 on the official Google Doodle Page