Google on Friday marked the commencement of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France with a doodle created around the teams participating in the football mega event. The caricature, Google notes, celebrates the eighth edition of the tournament with a collage of characters from its upcoming series of doodles by guest artists representing each of the competing countries. Also Read - UEFA in Talks With British Government to Move Champions League Final Between Manchester City And Chelsea at Wembley
“Each Doodle will capture the local excitement of the World Cup competition as well as what soccer means to the guest artist personally,” Google said in its description of today’s doodle. Also Read - Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola Sends Emotional Message For Indians, Says Club Playing For You
Over the next month, players from the national teams of 24 countries will compete, with the final match in the biggest Women’s World Cup yet taking place on July 7 in Lyon, France. Also Read - Football: Neymar Extends PSG Deal Until 2025 to End Barcelona Return Rumours
“No one is more excited than Ettie, the French poussin, this year’s official mascot!” Google said in a statement.
Seven teams will be making their eighth consecutive appearance in the Women’s World Cup, including the American team, who return as defending champions looking to win their fourth title this year.
Four teams will be making their Women’s World Cup debut in 2019: Chile, Scotland, South Africa, and Jamaica–the first Caribbean team ever to qualify.