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Google Maps has got you covered this World Cup
The biggest sporting event in the world is starting in seven days, and whether you’ll be on the ground in Brazil (you lucky bastard) or following the World Cup from home, Google Maps has some goodies in store for you.
On the official Google Latlong blog, the Maps team announced the addition of 360-degree panoramas of all the twelve host stadiums throughout Brazil, including the iconic Maracanã, which will be the scene of the World Cup final on July 13. You can also take a virtual walk down one of Brazil’s famed painted streets, and explore other natural and manmade landmarks throughout the country and Latin America.
If you’re travelling to Brazil next month, Google Maps for Android will be your best friend – the app gives you access to transit information for all twelve host cities, indoor maps for over a hundred locations, from tournament stadiums to airports, and full turn-by-turn navigation across the country.
If you just want to keep track of your team’s evolution, fire up Google Now – functionality that is currently rolling out will let you ask Google about upcoming matches, group standings, and results.