From vanishing sprays to age-old rivalries, Google Doodle has been on target every time in this FIFA World Cup 2014. With the tournament's first semifinal between Brazil and Germany producing eight goals - Brazil suffered a horrifying 7-1 defeat at Belo Horizonte on Tuesday - Google has produced a doodle on Wednesday's semifinal clash between Argentina versus Netherlands. It has been inspired by the tournament's innovative goalline technology.
Unlike the Indian cricket Board that refuses to embrace technology, for example the Umpires' Decision Review System, World Cup teams seem to have taken the goalline technology in their stride. The latest Google Doodle is probably a tribute to FIFA's endeavour and definitely comes at a time when scoring goals will be all-important.
On Tuesday, the vanishing spray used liberally by the referees had inspired a lovely doodle. The spray has been used by match officials while marking out set-pieces like freekicks. When every inch of the field matters in needle games, the spray has come handy to draw the lines between the attacker and the defender.