Google Posts 63 World Cup Logos Since Start Of Tournament – Here Are 10 Worth A Second Look

Google logo world cup 2014

The Google Doodle team outdid itself during this year’s World Cup, posting a total of 63 World Cup inspired Google logos from the start of the tournament until yesterday’s final game.

To kick-off the FIFA 2014 World Cup, Google posted the above image of Rio De Janerio on its global homepage on June 12. The animated illustration included the World Cup host city landscape, along with cable cars traveling up to Sugarloaf Mountain, and Brazil’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue.

Many of Google’s World Cup logos were game-specific like this one posted on June 16 for the United States versus Ghana game:

World Cup 2014 #13

One World Cup Google logo drew unwanted attention when the Google Doodle team mistakenly used the Ghana flag in place of the Cameroon flag for the logo highlighting the Mexico versus Cameroon game on June 13:

Before & After Ghana Flag

Google logo showing Ghana flag at top; Cameroon flag on bottom

Later the Google Doodle team apologized for the error on Twitter, poking fun at itself by tweeting, “p.s. thanks to followers for calling attention to the graphical error in our Mexico vs. Cameroon doodle. We’re not Ghana let it happen again.”

Other logos reflected the overall enthusiasm around the tournament, like the following office-inspired animation, showing the Google letters sneaking a game in the conference room:

World Cup 2014 #27

For Father’s Day, Google created a World Cup inspired doodle just for Dad’s:

Google Fathers day world cup logo 2014

To celebrate Germany’s win, the following logo is currently live on Google’s Germany homepage:

World Cup 2014 #63 - Germany

After reviewing all 63 World Cup Google logos, there were a few more we thought were worth a second look. You can find all the Google World Cup logos on Google’s Doodle archive page.

10 Google World Cup Logos Worth a Second Look

World Cup Logo #2, posted June 13:

World Cup 2014 #2

World Cup Logo #7, posted June 14:

World Cup 2014 #7

World Cup Logo #15, posted June 18:

World Cup 2014 #15

World Cup Logo #16, posted June 18:

World Cup 2014 #16World Cup Logo #24, posted June 22:

World Cup 2014 #24

World Cup Logo #26, posted June 22:

World Cup 2014 #26

World Cup Logo #37, posted June 28:

World Cup 2014 #37

World Cup Logo #45, posted July 1:

World Cup 2014 #45

World Cup Logo #54, posted July 8:

World Cup 2014 #54

…and the final World Cup Logo, posted on the last day of the tournament:

World Cup 2014 - Final

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Logos | World Cup


About The Author: is Third Door Media's General Assignment Correspondent, and reports on the latest news and updates for Marketing Land and Search Engine Land. From 2009 to 2012, she was an award-winning syndicated columnist for a number of daily newspapers from New York to Texas. With more than ten years of marketing management experience, she has contributed to a variety of traditional and online publications, including,, and Sales and Marketing Management Magazine. Read more of Amy's articles.

Connect with the author via: Email | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn


Get all the top search stories emailed daily!  


Other ways to share:

Read before commenting! We welcome constructive comments and allow any that meet our common sense criteria. This means being respectful and polite to others. It means providing helpful information that contributes to a story or discussion. It means leaving links only that substantially add further to a discussion. Comments using foul language, being disrespectful to others or otherwise violating what we believe are common sense standards of discussion will be deleted. Comments may also be removed if they are posted from anonymous accounts. You can read more about our comments policy here.

Get Our News, Everywhere!

Daily Email:

Follow Search Engine Land on Twitter @sengineland Like Search Engine Land on Facebook Follow Search Engine Land on Google+ Get the Search Engine Land Feed Connect with Search Engine Land on LinkedIn Check out our Tumblr! See us on Pinterest


Click to watch SMX conference video

Join us at one of our SMX or MarTech events:

United States


Australia & China

Learn more about: SMX | MarTech

Free Daily Search News Recap!

SearchCap is a once-per-day newsletter update - sign up below and get the news delivered to you!



Search Engine Land Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors

Get Your Copy
Read The Full SEO Guide