World Cup 2014 Calendar

Keep up with all of the action from Brazil and never miss a match

World Cup 2014 is only a week away, and if you're interested in keeping up and watching as many games as possible this year, one of the best ways will be to add the full schedule to your Google Calendar. For big events such as the World Cup, Google creates shareable calendars that are updated and maintained for you, letting you simply follow along and not worry about keeping up with the gritty details of every single match.

It just takes a trip to the Google Calendar website and few easy steps, and you'll be following along with all of the action from Brazil. Read along and see how it all comes together.

World Cup 2014 Calendar

First, you'll have to head to the web version of Google Calendar — at calendar.google.com — to manually add the calendar (preferably on a desktop, but if you're brave you can do it on your phone). At the moment this can't be done in the Google Calendar app, sadly.

Once on the website and logged in, look in the left sidebar for an "other calendars" area with an arrow next to it. Click that arrow on the right side and click "Add by URL." This is how you can add complete calendars that have been created and managed by other people.

World Cup 2014 Calendar

In the window that pops up, enter the following link into the bar:

https://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/vdmtdcektajkqjk51vvda4ni4k%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic

... and hit "Add Calendar." The best part about this is that the dates and times will change according to your time zone, and if any games are changed or updated you'll see the changes reflected on your calendar automatically. You can assign a custom color to the calendar from that same left bar by clicking the arrow next to the calendar, as well as set up alerts for certain events, if you wish.

Give it a couple of minutes, and the calendar will be synced to your other devices that are set up with Google Calendar as well. To double check if your phone is syncing it, be sure to go to your calendar app of choice, and manually check for additional calendars to sync.

World Cup 2014 kicks off on June 12th with the host country Brazil playing Croatia — and now you can see that right on your phone thanks to your new World Cup 2014 calendar.

 

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How to add the World Cup 2014 schedule to Google Calendar

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If you like a separate app to keep track of each thing you're interested in rather than everything in one calendar.

with this app, everything is loaded into one calendar for you, with far less effort. :P i rarely open the app, i went and put everything i wanted on it (my fave football/basketball/baseball teams), and it auto pushes everything right to google calendar. you should check it out, before responding sarcastically without understanding it! ;)

FYI soccer ⚽ is not a real man's sport. Football (NFL) is, so is baseball and basketball.
Also cricket also qualifies as a sport for wusses (and not a real sport)
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A sport where the main talking point around the final is always which is the best commercial, sort of should be an indicator about just how boring the actual sport is.

Baseball? Really?! Nope, not a mans sport I'm afraid. And NFL, its just a shitty version of rugby where the guys wear a lot of padding. Football (Not soccer) is a brilliant sport, hence the Global interest in the world cup from just about every single country on this planet ;)

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Lol go hang yourself dude! Its only in America that i can read bullshit like that! Plus, don't ever say "Soccer" again, it's FOOTBALL!!! It was created before your fake rugby

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There's always going to be some assholes that think real football is a communist sport or whatever else the tea baggers tell them. Don't let it get to you bro, "soccer" is the fastest growing sport in America in terms of attendance and TV audience.

"Football" that hardly ever gets play with the feet, I would call it tackle ball instead, players that are "recomended" to take all kinds of "boosters" otherwise would be nearly humanly possible to get your body and brains able to beat up till you go insane or handicapped, lawsuit against the NFL anyone?
Real man's dumb guys sport that are the ones who play it, not the ones who only can watch it, lol, how often you see normal people playing that crap in a park? I bet Samxool won't.

I have actually played tackle football in the park every weekend until about the age 25. It happens a lot.

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Football (whether association, American, rugby, etc) is called that because it's played on foot (as opposed to on horseback). As for boosters, look up "FIFA doping" & "NFL doping" & see which one has more results.

Lol, baseball. Half those beer bellies cannot even run the bases themselves. I suppose the pitchers could sort of be considered athletes. They only go about 4 innings now days though. I don't really care for soccer though either. I am not against it, I just think it is an an extreme;y cheap sport to participate in which is why it is so popular around the world, especially in third world developing countries where a weekly income is like $3.00.

Why do you, Americans, call your sport a "football", but play it with hands? And men's sport? American football and baseball? Really? With all the pads, and tights, and men smacking each other butts? Funny...

American Rugby (a.k.a. NFL Football) is the most boring piece of s*** that I've ever seen. Commercials until you drool in boredom. 11 minutes of play in 3 hours. Give me a break! And baseball!! WTF?? The fat guy's sport, standing there doing nothing.

Pack up and go eat your burger, boy. Real men play REAL football ("soccer", for your low IQ)

I'm probably just missing a link but what's the source of the calendar? Seems like just a random calendar link.

Coverage is spread across different networks, including ESPN, and varies based on location. Being a worldwide-watched game, it's hard to narrow that down. We'll consider doing some kinda roundup.

ESPN3 will live stream all matches in English and Spanish. So as long as you have a qualifying ISP you're all set. I'm using WatchESPN on my tablet and my Roku 3. Thanks Comcast!

Thanks for the tip! I'm using this for EU football (soccer) for years now but was not even thinking about adding a WC calendar.

I did not know about his feature, and I went crazy with it. Added holidays, sports teams, and world cup. Now I'm on overload.

Good looking out AC! Love it.

Click on the arrow next to World Cup 2014
Select Calendar Setting
Select the Upper tab Reminders and notifications
Click on Add a reminder at the top of the page
This will add reminders for all events. If you want additional reminders such as Email or SMS you can select it on the options below. The one I just explained will only add a reminder on the devices you have linked to your google calendar.

Hope this helped

Best article ever! I just added major league Braves schedule, minor league schedule, holidays in US and UK...

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Be sure to double check your calendar settings, especially on your phone, to make sure its syncing and set to be displayed.

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Just added it to my calendar.... Now I just need gallons of coffee and call in sick :)

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Thanks for your reply.

Yes, I had done that (actually not under Settings, but the "options" button, then Calendars), for some reason the calendar wasn't showing up there. It took a looooong time to sync.

Thanks!!