World Cup 2018 – Day 23 – 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
Croatia – Vedran Klemens
Q: What does ⚽ mean in your country? A: It is Croatia’s favourite pastime!
England – Celyn Brazier
Q: What does ⚽ mean in your country? A: It is a quintessentially English national event that is tinged with excitement and frustration and tragedy in equal measure. At its best it represents people of many backgrounds and ethnicities coming together in dark, sweaty pubs while it is hot and sunny outside.
Early sketches and drafts of the illustrations below
You can find more about World Cup 2018 – Day 23 on the official Google Doodle Page