Football Fans Get Ready For Kick-Off

Excitement is building around the world for Soccer (football) fans in anticipation for the most prestigious soccer tournament, the FIFA World Cup South Africa.  We are doing a few things over here at Bing to help you keep up to date on all of the latest details, stats, scores, and news for your favorite teams and players.

Below are just some of the ways that Bing will be bringing you your FIFA World Cup information so be sure to keep checking back to the Bing blog for all the details. Later this week we will have a map and a facebook application that you won’t want to miss out on.

Keeping up to date on the games:

Bing Instant Answers will bring you all the latest details from the turf. Whether that is the schedule of upcoming games, the live scores of particular matches, the stats of a particular player or even the group standings, we will provide a faster and more visual way to stay up to date with the games. In these Answers, you will also see some direct links to FIFA.com who we are working closely with to make sure we are bringing you the most current and accurate information as.  And for those of you outside the US you can find these Instant Answers live in 30 countries.

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Becoming a Team Expert:

Prior to the games kicking off, you might want to do some research on your favorite players and teams. What better way to do this than visually? For those of you in the US, UK, and Canada we have two visual search galleries for the World Cup, one that lets you research players and one with all the details on the individual teams.

In the team’s gallery, you will be able to quickly sort by groups, regions and even goals scored. Clicking on your favorite team’s flag will provide even more details about the team stats, images, and news.

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“Navigate” Your Way Through the Games:

For those who want to know the geographical layout of the games and see how all of the World Cup details relate, we have put together a Bing Map App that will be displaying FIFA live data on Bing Maps, which includes; team fixtures, results, news, photos, venues, a Photosynth hub for World Cup images, and a Twitter map that will display all of the World Cup related tweets.  And now with our latest South Africa Bing Map imagery update, you can see the stadiums where all the games will take place.

The countdown is on…with only two days left, we want to get your blood pumping and the excitement moving through your veins, so take a few minutes to watch this ESPN Documentary “I Scored a Goal in the FIFA World Cup Final.” It’s what young soccer players dream to be and what we soccer fans remember from years past.

Over the next few weeks, we hope you make Bing your one-stop-shop to keep you up to date on all the latest and greatest from the games, so don’t forget to check back here on the Bing blog for more details on how Bing will bring the FIFA World Cup South Africa information to you.

Ole Ole Ole!

Kristin Meldahl – Bing (and avid soccer fan)

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8 comments
  1. dysart

    Why isn't Microsoft courting/acquiring Google's search partners? Does Microsoft know that for US traffic (the most profitable) that Google search partners pull in over 70% of the revenue? I see it in my adwords/google analytics reports. All you need to do is get one or several of these companies: IAC/Ask.com/Mindspark, Infospace, Crawler.com/Ibis/Xacti. Google would take a huge hit in revenue. That should increase Bing's market share and the value of my Microsoft shares. Just a thought. I'm open to discussing this further if you want, you can email me or call me.

  2. aechague10

    Great new features, specially the visual search library. However, more integration with scoail search would be great !

  3. aechague10

    You need to update the libraries with the results !!! And tweets are no showing !

  4. ragnarh

    you need to update the libraries with the results !

  5. pratish

    Thanks for bringing fifa world cup information right in the Bing

  6. Blackpool UK

    Great to be kept up to date with world cup information.

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