Even if you aren’t in Brazil for the FIFA World Cup, Google is trying to bring the Brazil experience to you right here. Google is giving fans the opportunity to virtually explore Brazil streets and stadiums with Google Maps Street View tours, with which fans are able to explore the 12 World Cup Stadiums in the different cities that will host the tournament as well as allowing fans the chance to virtually walk down Brazil’s painted streets — a Brazilian tradition that ties in with the World Cup every four years.

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And if you are going to Brazil to get the first-hand experience, you can use the Google Maps public transit data which is available in all 12 host cities, complete with indoor maps of 100 Brazilian venues, including airports, malls and stadiums.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off next Thursday, June 12, with Brazil vs. Croatia at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

Odunayo Eweniyi | Author

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