Google has a new game for you to play that is not as taxing on your wrists. You can play the London 2012 football doodle using either the keyboard or the mouse or even a combination of both.
Adding a fourth sport to its armchair Olympics, Google takes you to the the football field, where you as a goalkeeper strive to prevent your opponent from scoring goals. On the top right of the doodle is the score board that shows the number of goals defended by you, while on the top left is the board that counts number of goals scored against you. At three strikes, the game’s over.
Users can use the right and left right arrow keys to move the goalkeeper and press the spacebar key to jump to save goals. Alternately you can move the mouse to move the goalkeeper and press the left or right mouse button to make the goal keeper jump. You can also use the keyboard to perform one action and the mouse for another. The letters of the Google logo has been haphazardly placed on the right and left of the goal post.
Except for 1896 and 1932, Olympics have always featured men’s football tournament at the every-four-years extravaganza. Women’s football was introduced in 1996.
Although football did feature in the 1900 Paris and 1904 St. Louis Olympics, there were no medals awarded back then and only demonstration matches were held.
It were the 1908 London Olympics when officially the game made an entry into the Games. Great Britain won the Gold, Denmark the Silver and Netherlands the Bronze.
Argentina men, who won the Gold in 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Games, did not qualify for the London Olympics 2012. Actually neither did the Argentine women.
Brazil men’s football team are looking for their first Olympic Gold and face Mexico in the final on Saturday.
Brazilian women, two time Olympic runner-ups in 2004 and 2008, on the other hand were knocked out in the quarter-final by eventual finalists Japan.
It is the United States team that dominates in the women’s section though. They have won the Gold three times in the four Olympics since the inception of the women’s football at the Games. They have won the last two Olympic football tournaments and are on course for a third when they take on Japan in the final on Thursday.
The London 2012 slalom canoe is the 14th doodle (and the third playable doodle) posted by Google during the ongoing London 2012 Olympics.
London 2012 basketball was the thirteenth London Olympics doodle, carrying on the tradition of a Google doodle every day of the Olympics.This was the Second Doodle Game Posted by the Google.
Google Posted First Doodle Game of Hurdles on their Home Page for London 2012 Olympics on 7th August.
On 6th August The doodle with a night theme has the spotlight on a male athlete preparing to throw the Javelin in front of a jam-packed stadium For the Javelin Event.
On Eighth Day The London 2012 shot put doodle posted by Google on its home page. The task on shot put is to throw a metal ball (shot) as far as possible in a pushing motion (putting).
Seventh day of Olymics there was a Google Doodle for Table Tennis on Google’s Home Page.The Doodle Showed a TT Raquet with a Player.
On Day Six (Wednesday) There was a Doodle on Google’s Homepage For the Hockey Competition in Olympic 2012.