They say that soccer/football is gaining popularity in the U.S., but Google seems to think otherwise. In most countries, Google’s logo today is an image related to the World Cup, which starts today. In the U.S., however, it’s an image of a diver, celebrating the birthday of the great Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
With its sporty doodle, and the recently altered search results logo, Google () is now all dressed up for the World Cup in many countries. The tribute is fitting, seeing as how the event will occupy the minds of many, many men and women during the next month.
Meanwhile, over in the states, many are paying homage to legendary French explorer and filmmaker Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who was born on June 11, 1910, and died on 25 June 1997; He practically invented modern underwater diving in the 1940s, and later created a bevy of films and books, mostly related to marine life and diving.
According to Google’s official Twitter account, we can expect the U.S. doodle to change to a football/soccer theme later in the day.