World Cup 2018 – Day 24 – The 2018 FIFA World Cup third place play-off has arrived! Over the past month, players from the men’s national teams of 32 countries have competed for top rank across 12 venues in 11 cities across Russia. 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 celebrated the rich cultures and talent of all 32 participating countries by featuring guest artists hailing from each nation! We hope you’ve enjoyed all 32 Doodles throughout the games, each illustrating the artist’s interpretation of “What ⚽ looks like in my country.”
Best of luck to both teams who have made it to the third place play-off this year: Belgium and England!
Today’s Featured Artists
Belgium – Sam Vanallemeersch
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 24 on the official Google Doodle Page